The Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992, or “FCRA”, secures for all individuals within the state of Florida freedom from discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, handicap, or marital status. Like the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Florida Civil Rights Act also prohibits discrimination in places of public accommodation, such as theme parks and hotels. If you are a person that has experienced discrimination in Florida, you may be entitled to relief under the Florida Civil Rights Act.
Under the Florida Civil Rights Act, there are specific requirements you must satisfy before filing a civil rights lawsuit. For example, in most cases you must first file a charge of discrimination with the Florida Commission on Human Relations. Because the process can be quite complicated and at times, convoluted, you should first consult with an experienced Florida Civil Rights Lawyer.
In most situations, our experienced Tampa Civil Rights Discrimination Lawyer can evaluate your claim, explain your rights, and guide you through the niceties of civil rights law.
If you are a person that has experienced discrimination in Florida, you should contact an experienced Florida Civil Rights Discrimination Attorney to evaluate your claim and explain your rights.
Americans With Disabilities Act
The Americans with Disabilities Act, or “ADA”, prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else. This includes enjoying equal employment opportunities, purchasing goods and services in stores and places of public accommodation, and participating in State and local government programs and services. If you are a person with a disability – cognitive, mental, sensory, or otherwise – you have the right to be free from discrimination in certain situations.
Furthermore, the ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of the above disability in the following areas:
Places of public accommodation, including
Finally, under the ADA, state and local governments, businesses, and nonprofit organizations that serve
the public generally must allow service animals to accompany people with disabilities in all areas of
the facility where the public is normally allowed
If you are a person with a disability and have experienced discrimination on the basis of that disability, you should contact an experienced Florida ADA Discrimination Attorney to evaluate your claim and explain your rights.
The ADA – modeled after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 – is an “equal opportunity” law for people with disabilities. However, navigating the complexities of ADA law may prove difficult for those lacking experience in ADA discrimination claims. Every claim should start with an individual assessment by an experienced ADA Discrimination Attorney.
In most situations, our experienced Tampa ADA Discrimination Attorney can make such an assessment, help you determine whether you have a claim, and explain your rights. Ultimately, you may have the right to file a lawsuit and seek retribution.
If you have been the victim of discrimination, call us today at 813.606.4533 or contact us to review your case.
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