We represent employees. Our job is to prove that 1) you are a member of a protected class (race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, or marital status); 2) you are qualified for the position sought; and 3) that you were excluded from the position sought solely by reason of your race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, or marital status. We have 365 days from the date of the discrimination to file a complaint with the EEOC. They have 180 days to investigate and if the EEOC finds reasonable cause that a violation of the Florida Civil Rights Act has occurred then we have one year from that finding to file a civil suit.
All of the laws the EEOC enforces make it illegal to fire, demote, harass, or otherwise “retaliate” against people (applicants or employees) because they filed a charge of discrimination, because they complained to their employer or other covered entity about discrimination on the job, or because they participated in an employment discrimination proceeding (such as an investigation or lawsuit).
For example, it is illegal for an employer to refuse to promote an employee because she filed a charge of discrimination with the EEOC, even if EEOC later determined no discrimination occurred.
Retaliation & Work Situations The law forbids retaliation when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment.
At the Law Office of Attorney Erik Rosskopf we represent injured people throughout Georgia and north and central Florida, including people in Atlanta, Savannah, Brunswick, Jacksonville, Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Orange Park, Yulee, Callahan, Starke, Palatka, Orlando, Daytona Beach, Gainesville, Melbourne, Tampa, Tallahassee, Lake City, St. Augustine, Miami, Ponte Vedra Beach, Panama City, Duval County, Clay County, Baker County, St. Johns County, Nassau County, Volusia County, Flagler County, Alachua County, Orange County, Columbia County, and Bay County.