What is considered disability discrimination?
Disability discrimination occurs when an employer or other entity covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, or the Rehabilitation Act, as amended, treats a qualified individual who is an employee or applicant unfavorably because he or she has a disability.
How do I file an ADA complaint in Florida?
Contact the ADA Information Line at 1-800-514-0301 (voice) or 1-800-514-0383 (TTY) to schedule an appointment. Please be advised that it may take two weeks or more for Department staff to contact you.
How do you tell your boss you’re going on disability?
It is best to communicate with your supervisor directly, in person or in writing, depending on your relationship and your supervisor’s availability. You are not obligated to give personal details about your medical condition, or other reasons for the request (such as the condition of a family member).
What are the laws for Disability Discrimination in Florida?
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Title I and the Florida Civil Rights Act protect Florida workers against disability discrimination. These laws cover all aspects of employment including interviewing, wages, raises, promotions, health insurance, and all other parts of your daily job.
How does the Americans with Disabilities Act protect Tampa employees?
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Title I, protects Tampa employees from disability discrimination. This disability protection covers all aspects of employment – promotions, wages, raises, health insurance, and all other aspects of the job.
Are employees protected against race discrimination under Florida law?
Employees are also protected against race discrimination under Florida law. The same mistreatment that happens with sex discrimination can happen, and unfortunately does happen, due to racism in the workplace. Experienced employment law attorneys can do a thorough investigation of race discrimination cases.
What areas are covered under Florida employment discrimination laws?
Another important area covered under Florida employment discrimination laws is age discrimination. The Florida Civil Rights Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protect people 40 years of age and older. Some examples of age discrimination include: