Race Discrimination in Florida for Employers

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Race Discrimination in Florida for Employers

If you operate a business in Florida, you need to be aware of the various kinds of discrimination that will not be tolerated in the workplace. These kinds of problems can be the result of actions taken by HR, or they might be related to the behavior of managers or other staff. 

No one can use discrimination against someone based on their race in the workplace, and businesses that are operating with the use of these kinds of tactics in place can face severe penalties.

If you own a business in Florida, you need to be aware of the risks related to race discrimination taking place at your company. If you have been sued by a former employee for race discrimination, you will want to reach out to Lopez Law to make sure that you can get access to the best legal counsel for this need.  

These kinds of cases can be quite serious for employers if they are not handled correctly, and the team at Lopez Law Group can make sure that you are not accused unfairly of actions that you did not take.

Race Discrimination is a Serious Offense For Florida Businesses

Race discrimination in the workplace is a serious offense that is laid out in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and is also not allowed under Florida law. Employers and other staff cannot discriminate against employees based on a variety of protected conditions. 

These are race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, or marital status. Employees can sue their employer for these actions, and these lawsuits can be costly, time-consuming, and bad for the reputation of the business.

When you have been accused of racial discrimination, you should never take a wait-and-see approach. You will need to secure legal counsel right away. In most cases, the employee will be viewed favorably, and the business will be considered to be responsible for the actions that it has been accused of even before the evidence is presented about the situation. 

You will need to be sure that the information that is used to defend your side of the story is presented carefully and completely to ensure a positive outcome for your case. Far too many businesses assume that they will not have to do much legwork to present their side of a race discrimination case, and this can lead to very negative outcomes for these cases.

Race Discrimination in Florida for Employers

What Can a Skilled Lawyer Do For Your Florida Business?

When an employee accuses a Florida business of race discrimination, there are various things that a skilled legal team can do to provide support and defense of the business. Having access to an experienced legal team can be the difference between a favorable case outcome and one that is not positive for your business.

1.       Investigate and Gather Information

The investigation of the case and the gathering of witness testimony, as well as other relevant information, is critical to a successful outcome in a race discrimination case. Your lawyer will look at all of the available information related to the case and make sure that all the facts are available to be related to a judge. 

You might end up settling your case before it goes to court, but the investigation process is key to the settlement process as well.

With a skilled legal team like the one at Lopez Law on your side, you can count on your business’ side of the story being presented correctly. Getting a favorable outcome during a settlement or a court case depends entirely upon the preparation that is done by your legal team.

2.       Represent You

There are various stages of negotiation that are required to navigate the settlement process, and you will want to have skilled legal counsel to take care of this part of a race discrimination case for you. If your case should need to be presented to a judge, you will benefit from having the help of a skilled legal team during this part of the process of deciding the case. 

Being sure that your side of the story and all the relevant facts are presented to the judge is key. When a judge reviews the case, you cannot control the judge’s determination, but you can make sure that they have all the right facts to make a fair decision about the case.

3.       Provide Advice

If you have not been accused of any kind of race discrimination but are concerned that your company policies need to be reviewed, you can count on the team at Lopez Law Group. We will be happy to look at your company policies, your HR documentation, and all the other forms of outreach and communication that you are using to interface with employees. 

This review of your policies will ensure that your company policies and documents are not discriminatory and is often the first important step to avoiding this kind of accusation and the court case that usually follows. Having the support that you need to be sure that you are operating within the law can be essential for any business.

Race Discrimination in Florida for Employers

Working With a Skilled Legal Team Matters

If you have been sued for race discrimination in the state of Florida, or you are worried that your company policies need to be reviewed and revised, you need to reach out to the team at Lopez Law today. 

There is no exchange for having the support of a skilled legal team for all of your hiring, firing, and lay-off procedures, and we can make sure that you have the representation that you need when you are wrongly accused of taking discriminatory actions against employees.

Contact us today if you are looking for legal advice or legal counsel related to a lawsuit. The employment lawyers at Lopez Law will make sure that your case is carefully attended to and that a favorable outcome is sought in every case. 

You can trust us to take on your case with attention to detail. We will be happy to set up a consultation today to ensure that you can get the legal support that you need for your Florida area business.

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