Florida Discrimination Lawyers
Florida has many legal protections against discrimination. Let’s hold the right people accountable for what happened to you.
Have you been the victim of discrimination in the workplace, while seeking housing or from a governmental organization in Tampa Bay? You don’t have to stay silent about the discrimination you have faced. Both federal and Florida laws protect against discrimination.
In every U.S. state, federal law prohibits discrimination based on:
- National origin
- Citizenship status
- Genetic information
- Medical conditions
Florida law takes prohibition of discrimination a step further, including protections for marital status, having AIDS/HIV and having the sickle cell trait. Technically, Florida law does not include sexual orientation or gender identity as protected classes; however, some Florida cities and counties prohibit these types of discrimination.
Floridians may face illegal discrimination during a number of scenarios. Common ones include:
- Being rejected for housing based on your color, race or pregnancy status
- Comments about your age or physical appearance by coworkers or supervisors
- Mistreatment during the job application process
- Advertisements that promote sexual or age-related stereotypes
- Restrictions that limit you based on your disability
- Employers’ attempts to gain your private medical or genetic information
- Being fired or demoted because you are pregnant
- Missing out on a promotion because of your race, age or gender
- Being called names in the workplace because of your national origin, disability or religious beliefs
Whether you live in Hernando County, Hillsborough County, Pasco County or Pinellas County, if you have faced discrimination, Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group is the legal partner you can trust to take on your case. We’ll make sure your voice is heard in the legal system so you can hold the right person or organization accountable for the discrimination you’ve endured.
You Deserve a Great Team
“I definitely recommend them. They take their time to listen and work with your case. Tiffany and Stacy were great and they work so fast – they were awesome.”
“Kemp, Ruge and Green Law Group did an awesome job with my case. I was very pleased with my attorney Stacy Kemp. Sommer was my point of contact. She’s an amazing paralegal; she was on top of everything and had an answer to any questions I had. I highly recommend Kemp, Ruge and Green.”
Here in in Tampa Bay and the surrounding area, discrimination lawyers Kemp, Ruge & Green are known for protecting the rights of Florida citizens and helping people stand up for their rights. This is why we’re listed among the top lawyers in attorney directories. We have extremely high client satisfaction.
We truly devote ourselves to helping every client, including those with difficult discrimination cases. We will listen carefully to your needs and help you file a case that gets the best outcome possible for your situation. Feel free to read more stories from happy clients who know just how dedicated we are.
You Deserve Results
After experiencing discrimination, you are already frustrated, stressed out and in need of legal help. That’s why we won’t give you the runaround or confuse you with legal lingo. We will help you understand discrimination law in everyday language so you know the best route forward.
In addition, our Florida attorneys are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a national group that provides a network for information exchange, local assistance and case referrals to top trial lawyers in America who have won large, complex cases. Fewer than 1% of attorneys nationwide earn this high distinction.
You deserve the best attorneys in Florida for your discrimination case. Attorneys at Kemp, Ruge & Green are fully qualified to handle even the toughest discrimination cases in the state.
You Deserve Communication
For your legal team, call Kemp, Ruge & Green. How are you handling your current situation and what can we do to help? You answers are where we begin. Our client-focused law firm puts you at the forefront. We keep you informed every step of the way so you can concentrate on getting yourself back together. Whether you’re dealing with an auto accident, personal injury, family law or a criminal matter, our top-notch legal professionals are ready to assist you.
Our mission statement is to relentlessly pursue protecting our clients and improving our community, with respect, communication and service. When you hire our firm, every aspect of your case will be handled according to those words.
Both Martindale-Hubbell and Avvo, two of the leading lawyer directory services, have recognized our firm for excellent client satisfaction. These awards are based solely on the testimonials of previous clients. These clients -much like you- were looking for excellent representation to get them through a rough time. Not only did we provide that for them, we did so in such a way that they wanted others to hear about our great work and how happy they were to have hired us.
We are attorneys that take care of our clients. Additionally, our firm has attorneys who have been inducted into both the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. This elite group consists of less than one percent of all attorneys nationwide. To be selected to this Forum, an attorney must have served as principal counsel in one or more cases which resulted in a final judgement, award or a settlement in favor of his or her client in the amount of one million dollars or more for the Million Dollar Advocates Forum or two million dollars or more for the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. We have the legal knowledge to ensure you get the best possible outcome for your case.
Lastly, our firm is committed to this community. We have donated to more than 60 different nonprofits, schools, sports teams and other local charities. When you choose us, you choose a firm making a difference in your community.
You Deserve Answers
Do you have questions about discrimination in Florida? Here are some answers to common questions about this area of the law. For questions regarding your specific situation, please reach out to us at Kemp, Ruge & Green and we’d be glad to help.
Q: Who is protected under discrimination laws?
A: Federal law prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, citizenship status, genetic information, medical conditions and pregnancy.
Florida law adds protections for marital status, AIDS/HIV and the sickle cell trait. In some cities and counties in Florida, sexual orientation and gender identity are considered protected groups.
Q: Which government agencies handle discrimination?
A: The involvement of government agencies depends on what type of discrimination you faced and where it occurred. For workplace violations, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) may be involved. Florida’s Commission on Human Relations enforces state discrimination laws. These groups may or may not need to be directly involved with your case.
Q: Does my employer have to follow anti-discrimination laws?
A: Under both federal law and Florida law, anti-discrimination laws cover employers with 15 employees or more with some exceptions. Age discrimination applies to those with 20 employees or more.
Citizenship rules apply to those with just four employees and equal pay rules apply to all employers regardless of size. However, don’t hesitate to contact us simply because you aren’t sure whether the rules apply to your employer. You need expert legal advice on this matter.
You Deserve Kemp, Ruge & Green
We handle many types of discrimination cases throughout the Tampa Bay region, including Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Hernando, Spring Hill, St. Petersburg, and Tarpon Springs. We care deeply about our clients and enjoy helping the people of Florida stand up for their rights.
Contact us for a consultation about a discrimination lawsuit. We’re here to assist you today.
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