Gender discrimination in the workplace is, unfortunately, an ongoing issue. Despite the fact that strong laws exist to prevent the issue, you may fall victim to discriminatory practices at your job. According to the Pew Research Center, 42 percent of women say they face workplace discrimination. This is a disturbing number that shows the seriousness of this problem.
You probably already know you should prevent discrimination at your workplace–it is only common sense. Failure to curb a discriminatory environment from developing can result in costly legal claims, lower productivity and a higher employee turnover rate.
Florida residents who lose their jobs often feel angry and upset. Many may wonder whether they have a legal claim against the employer who caused this emotional and financial upheaval.
Generally, employers enjoy fairly wide latitude in making decisions about hiring, termination and workplace atmosphere. However, some actions may cross the legal line, especially when dealing with members of protected classes whom the law has deemed particularly vulnerable to discrimination.