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Gender discrimination lawyers in Miami

No person should have to endure the indignity of gender discrimination while performing their job. The Florida Civil Rights Act and a number of Federal statutes prohibit sex discrimination in the workplace. If you have experienced gender discrimination at work, our Miami gender discrimination attorneys can help you to pursue a claim in the Florida courts.

Gender discrimination may take the form of unequal pay, failure to promote qualified candidates, sexual harassment, retaliation and hostile work environment. Another situation in which a worker may be subject to sex discrimination is in matters of pregnancy. If an employer fires or refuses to hire a woman because she is pregnant, forces her to take maternity leave, or forces her to take another job or prevents her returning to work for a period of time following her pregnancy they may be unlawfully discriminating against her. According to the law a pregnant woman's employment status can only be changed if her pregnancy interferes with her ability to perform her job.

The Law Office of Pelayo Duran has a team of male and female gender discrimination attorneys who work tirelessly to safeguard every client’s right to enjoy a safe workplace free of discrimination.

If you have been faced with unlawful discrimination in the workplace the gender discrimination lawyers in our Miami law office are available to assess your case and advise you on the best course of action. If your claim is successful you may be able to recover lost wages and benefits in addition to compensation for emotional distress suffered due to discrimination.


You must file a sex discrimination charge within 300 days

It is imperative that you contact an experienced employment discrimination lawyer as quickly as possible if you have experienced discrimination at work.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces all of the federal laws prohibiting discrimination in employment. All laws enforced by EEOC except the Equal Pay Act of 1963, require the filing of a charge with EEOC before you may file a private lawsuit in court. There is a strict time limit within which charges must be filed:

• In order to protect your rights a charge must be filed with EEOC within 300 days from the date of the last alleged violation
• The 300-day filing deadline is extended to 365 days if the charge is also covered by a State or local anti-discrimination law.
• The filing deadlines above do not apply to claims under the Equal Pay Act of 1963, because under that Act a charge does not first have to be filed with EEOC in order to have the right to go to court. It should be noted though, that many EPA claims also raise Title VII sex discrimination issues, employment discrimination, and potentially wrongful termination, so it may be advisable to adhere to time limits and file charges under both laws.
• It is always best to contact EEOC promptly when discrimination is suspected in order to adhere to statute of limitation requirements. This will ensure that your legal rights are protected.

Contact our Miami gender discrimination attorneys without delay

If you fail to take action within the required period of time, this strict statute of limitation may prevent you from ever filing your case in court. The Law Office of Pelayo Duran can help you to determine the filing deadlines for your sex discrimination case.

You can speak to an employment attorney who specializes in gender discrimination lawsuits by contacting us for a free legal consultation. You can be assured that our trial attorneys have the resources and expertise to take on large, well-funded corporations and government agencies, but at the same time, we are small enough to give you careful, thoughtful and personal, representation.

The Law Office of Pelayo Duran has a long history of success in trying employment law cases and we are prepared to try your case when settlement negotiations do not yield an acceptable outcome.

This means that our sex discrimination lawyers are experienced enough to know how to prove discrimination when an employer makes excuses for poor treatment. In many cases gender discrimination in the workplace may appear subtle. Employers may claim that a decision which affected you adversely is due to other factors such as “economic conditions” or “company restructuring”, but gender discrimination may be recognizable when other employees are treated more favorably in training and advancement opportunities, despite being of similar or lesser experience.

When you contact the Law Office of Pelayo Duran we will listen to the facts of your case and help you to determine whether you have a valid claim. When you attend our Miami Law office for a free legal consultation, it is helpful if you can bring with you any documents that may be related to your employment. This includes items such as pay stubs, employment contracts, policy manuals, termination papers etc. Such documentary evidence is often critical in evaluating a gender discrimination case.

If you need help from a sex discrimination attorney in Florida, contact the Law Office of Pelayo Duran now to arrange your free legal consultation.

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