Civil Rights Act (Title VII) and Florida Civil Rights Act Discrimination

Title II of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), as well as the mirroring Florida Civil Rights Act (FCRA) provide workplace protection for covered employees against discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin. However, not all workplace disagreements qualify as wrongful conduct by the employer. Importantly, though, employers can also be liable for the conduct of lower and middle management – even if the conduct was not sanctioned by the employer. Therefore, it is paramount for employers to understand how the anti-discrimination and anti-harassment laws operate and how to craft policies that can protect them in the event of a false claim made by employers at the EEOC stage, or in Court.