Laws against discrimination are designed to ensure that employment decisions are made without regard to an applicant or employee’s race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability. An employee that falls in any of these groups is considered to be in a protected category. InFlorida, employees may pursue remedies under state law (i.e., the Florida Civil Rights Act) or federal law (under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, or the Age Discrimination in Employment Act).
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a sex or gender discrimination lawsuit on behalf of three women who claimed that FedEx Freight Inc. hired a male employee over them. According to their allegations, the company’s job posting indicated that a bachelor’s degree or related experience was required, as well as two years’ experience in human resources. All three women met these requirements, while the male employee did not have a degree nor human resources experience. FedEx agreed to settle this action for $115,000.
Questions regarding employment discrimination can be answered by contacting me, Rich Bradford, at (813) 413-2402.