A History Of Protecting Workers Facing Workplace Discrimination

If you have been denied a job because of your age, treated differently at work because of your race or fired after getting pregnant, you are not alone. Florida and federal law prohibit many types of employment discrimination, but it still happens all too often in workplaces across the state. If you believe you have been discriminated against at work, including in the job application process, our lawyers can help protect your rights.

At The Law Offices of George Castrataro, P.A., we have a strong background in human rights advocacy. Before starting his own firm, lawyer George Castrataro contributed to the creation of a human rights section in a large nonprofit law practice to combat discrimination and raise awareness about anti-discrimination laws in South Florida.

Continuing our firm's commitment to helping create safe, comfortable workplaces for employees, we represent workers and employers in cases involving employment discrimination based on:

  • Race
  • Sex or gender
  • Age
  • Disability
  • Religion
  • Marital status
  • Military service
  • Pregnancy

If your employer treats you unfairly based on any of these protected characteristics, it is a good idea to talk to a lawyer to make sure your rights are protected. Employment discrimination comes in many different forms. You may be experiencing workplace discrimination if, based on one of the above protected characteristics, you are:

  • Denied a job or promotion
  • Fired or demoted
  • Paid less than other employees in the same job
  • Denied training opportunities
  • Harassed

What About Discrimination Based On Sexual Orientation?

Unfortunately, in Florida workplaces, there are no state or federal protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation. However, several cities and counties have their own ordinances that prohibit such discrimination, which may be actionable if the workplace discrimination falls under another category such as gender stereotypes. If you believe you may be experiencing discrimination at work, contact us to discuss your options.

Discuss Your Situation With A Lawyer

You have a right to a workplace free of discrimination, and you also have the right to report discriminatory behavior by your employer or supervisor. At The Law Offices of George Castrataro, P.A., we are here to protect these rights.

Call 954-573-1444 or send us an email to set up a free consultation with one of our experienced employment law attorneys. Our office is located in Fort Lauderdale, and we work with people throughout southern Florida.