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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:

  • Race
  • Color
  • National origin
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Religion
  • Disability
  • Citizenship status
  • Genetic information
  • Medical conditions
  • Pregnancy

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.”

-Melody Rodriguez

“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.”

-Nazha Lakrik

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.

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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.

Who is protected under discrimination laws?

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.

Which government agencies handle discrimination?

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.

Does my employer have to follow anti-discrimination laws?

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 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 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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