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The Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992 protects employees from discrimination and unfair treatment based on belonging to a particular class. Individual employee, multi-plaintiff, and class action lawsuits are filed based on many types of alleged employer violations.

According to Federal laws, discrimination in the workplace is based on:
  • Race

  • Color

  • Religion

  • Pregnancy

  • Gender identity

  • National origin

  • Disability

  • Age

  • Genetic information

In addition to these classes, Florida State law protects employees from discrimination based on:
  • Marital status

  • AIDS/HIV status

  • Sickle Cell Trait

Cases of workplace discrimination and harassment claims are on the rise due to expanding legislation to protect employees. It is essential for small businesses, corporations, and insurance providers to seek an experienced insurance defense law firm for counsel and representation to minimize exposure risks. Costly litigation and damages to a company’s reputation are at stake. Employment discrimination claims can arise at any stage of the employment process, from the initial recruiting and interviewing stage to a long-tenured employee’s termination.

We take Aggressive Action on Discrimination Claims

Buchanan & Buchanan has years of experience in defending employers and insurance carriers faced with discrimination disputes. Our goal is to mitigate the impact on our clients’ business operations and protect insurance providers through aggressive litigation services. We have a strong presence statewide, both in federal and state courts and state administrative agencies such as the Florida Commission on Human Relations and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The Florida Commission on Human Relations is the enforcement agency for anti-discrimination laws in Florida. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the federal agency that oversees claims of employment discrimination.

Legal Counsel to Avoid Civil Litigation

At Buchanan & Buchanan, we believe in being proactive, offering employers counsel on implementing risk management policies and procedures while staying compliant with labor and employment laws. Creating an employee handbook that clearly outlines the company’s rules and expectations can reduce your liability should a complaint arise. Our law firm works collaboratively with insurance carriers that provide professional coverage for Employment Practices Liability Insurance. These policies generally offer coverage for many types of claims. Examples are wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment, breach of contract, retaliation, negligent employee evaluation, wrongful deprivation of a career opportunity, and invasion of privacy claims.

Buchanan & Buchanan is Committed to Insurance Defense

Our law firm represents employers and insurance carriers in a wide range of labor disputes related to discrimination. We are keenly aware of fraudulent and false claims in the workplace from disgruntled or former employees. We can provide a well-structured investigation to protect your business and the insurance provider from unfounded accusations.

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