Discrimination & Employment

If you believe you are the victim of discrimination by your employer or another on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or marital status, you may file a complaint with the Florida Commission on Human Relations, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission OR contact the American Civil Liberties Union.  If you suspect discrimination, you should contact these agencies promptly to protect your legal rights.  There are strict time limits within which charges must be filed.  If you feel that you or a loved one may have been discriminated against because of a disability, you may contact www.justdigit.org.   Disability Independence Group advocates on behalf of persons with disabilities and Southern Legal Counsel.

You may also try contacting Dade Legal Aid www.dadelegalaid.org for a free interview and a possible referral to a pro bono attorney or another agency may be able to assist you. You may also contact the Dade County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service (“LRS”). They will refer you to a private attorney for a consultation. The $50 referral fee entitles you to a 30-minute consultation with an attorney who handles employment law cases. Any further legal work on your behalf would be subject to whatever fee you negotiate with the attorney. The DCBA Lawyer Referral Service phone number is (305) 371-2646 or you may get further information by visiting https://www.dadecountybar.org/public-resources/lawyer-referral-service/