North Port Gender Discrimination Attorney

Find the right Gender Discrimination attorney in North Port, FL

The Civil Rights Act of 1963 and the Equal Pay Act prohibit employers in Florida from discriminating on the basis of gender. Accordingly, gender may not be the basis for any employer decisions regarding pay, hiring policies, or promotion criteria. They must also make sure that working environments will not be hostile towards a specific gender and that the work atmosphere is not overly sexual.

What Must be Proven in a Discrimination Claim?

The Equal Pay Act allows discrimination to be proven if it can be shown that both men and women work for the same employer doing the same tasks, and yet are paid differently. Also, discrimination can be proven if the employer in North Port is only hiring or issuing promotions based on one gender. A claim will also succeed if the employer retaliates against workers who seek relief for discrimination.

When is Sexual Harassment Prohibited?

Any unwelcome sexual behavior directed at the victim, including physical or verbal acts, is considered to be sexual harassment. Employers in North Port might also be liable for the behavior, even when the conduct was done by an employee's co-worker.

If the employer allows conduct to create an overly sexual work environment, they might be held liable for sexual harassment in Florida. Gender discrimination is typically difficult to prove without a lawyer because the specifics of proving intent can be complicated. There are also detailed procedures that must be followed when pursuing a claim.

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Life in North Port

North Port is a very small city located in the Sarasota County of Florida. It was first developed by the General Development Corporation as a part of its Port Charlotte development. Later, the city came under the name North Port. North Port is located between Tampa and Fort Myers.

Some popular attractions of North Point are the Heron Creek Golf Country Club, and Bobcat Trail Golf Country Club. North Port is also filled with many naturist spots. Therefore there are many walking, hiking, and bike trails. Essentially it is a nature lover's dream.

North Point is very small. Therefore there are a few small law offices with excellent attorneys.

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