The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Florida Statutes establish your right to work free from discrimination. The terms and conditions of your employment may not be compromised because of your disability, race, sex, marital status, color or religion. Similarly, your work experience should be free from any unwelcome harassment from supervisors and/or other co-workers.
The Fair Labor Standards Act sets basic minimum wage and overtime standards and mandates that employers compensate employees fairly. If an employer refuses to issue overtime pay as mandated by law, the employee has the right to pursue compensation by filing an unpaid wage claim. You should be aware that some employees are exempt from receiving overtime pay. You should consult with our attorneys to discuss your rights to receive overtime benefits.
Currently, there are no protections for employees that are fired or discriminated against because of their use of medical marijuana under federal or state laws. However, you may be able to pursue a claim for discrimination based on the disability for which you were prescribed medical marijuana. Call us at 813.929.4231 for a free case review.
Briefly, an employer is prohibited from firing an employee for bringing a lawful claim under the EEOC. If you are terminated based solely on the fact that you filed an EEOC claim, you may have the right to seek reinstatement or lost wages. Contact our attorneys for a consultation.