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Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Explained

December 15, 2015

A Tampa work discrimination attorney may be able to help you if an employer discriminated against you on the basis of your status as a member of a group protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII makes it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against you by refusing to hire you or discharging you due to your race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. If is also unlawful for your employer to alter your compensation in any way due to these factors. Title VII legislation also renders it unlawful for your employer to limit, classify, or segregate you in any career-related opportunities based on your race, religion, sex, color, or national origin. If you have been deprived of any employment opportunities as a result of these factors, our  work discrimination attorneys may be able to help you file a legal claim.

Instances of Discrimination

In addition to general instances of discrimination, workplace harassment based on any of the protected categories under Title VII is prohibited.  Furthermore, your employer may not retaliate against you if you engage in protected activity under Title VII. This includes filing charges of discrimination and providing testimony or assistance in any investigative proceeding or hearing related to the discrimination. Title VII also forbids employers from publishing or printing and notice that indicates a preference or exclusion in hiring practices based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Exceptions may occur if such a discriminatory notice is posted in a situation in which religion, sex, or national origin is a legitimate occupational requirement to consider for employment.

Recent LGBT Developments Under Title VII

Federal courts recently held that Title VII’s prohibition on discrimination based on sex/gender includes transgender discrimination. Moreover, although Title VII does not specifically include sexual orientation discrimination, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently ruled that sexual orientation discrimination is covered under Title VII.  Over the years, courts throughout the country have also held that certain treatment toward LGBT workers constitutes discrimination based on sex/gender. There are also local ordinances in several municipalities throughout Florida that prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation. Florin Gray Bouzas Owens is committed to protecting the rights of LGBT workers.  If you feel that you were discriminated against in the workplace, our work discrimination attorneys may be able to help.

Hire a Tampa Work Discrimination Attorney

Contact Florin Gray Bouzas Owens, LLC today at (727) 254-5255 for an Tampa work discrimination attorney who may be able to assist you in getting the help that you need.

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