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Both federal and Florida laws prohibit discrimination based on:

  • Religion
  • Disability
  • Race
  • Sex
  • Marital status
  • National origin
  • Color
  • Pregnancy
  • Age (generally 40 and over)

Federal laws prohibit discrimination against individuals based on citizenship status, veteran status, and genetic information.  Florida laws prohibit discrimination against individuals based on AIDS/HIV and sickle cell trait.

Genetic Discrimination

Discrimination based on genetic information is a federal crime following the passing of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) of 2008.  The law prohibits employers and health insurance companies from discriminating against individuals if, based on their genetic information, they are found to have an above-average risk of developing serious illnesses or conditions.  It is also illegal for employers to use the genetic information of applicants and employees as the basis for decisions including employment, promotion, and termination.

Pregnancy Discrimination

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act forbids employers from discriminating against applicants and employees on the basis of pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions in all aspects of employment, including (but not limited to):

  • Hiring
  • Termination
  • Layoffs
  • Assignments
  • Pay rate
  • Benefits
  • Promotion

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act protects pregnant women against workplace harassment and secures the same disability rights for pregnant employs as non-pregnant employees.

Veteran Discrimination

The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) protects veterans from discrimination and retaliation in regard to:

  • Initial employment
  • Promotion
  • Reemployment
  • Retention
  • Employment benefits

Citizenship Discrimination

Federal laws prohibit employers from discriminating against employees and applicants based on an individual’s citizenship status.  This includes:

  • U.S. Citizens
  • Asylees
  • Refugees
  • Recent permanent residents
  • Temporary residents

However, if a permanent resident does not apply for naturalization within 6 months of becoming eligible, they will not be protected from citizenship status discrimination.

Do you have an employment legal matter concerning discrimination, wrongful termination or harassment? If so, please fill out our online Employment Law Questionnaire (for both employees and employers) to receive a brief telephone discussion with one of our experienced employment law attorneys. During this brief telephone discussion, the attorney will go over your current situation and your legal options.

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