Gainesville, FL asked in Employment Discrimination for Florida

Q: Is there grounds for discrimination if your employer only enforces a policy on select individuals when it suits them?

My former employer has banned me from the premises for 12 months. I was a former personal trainer at a local gym and recently resigned because I graduated from the university of Florida and will be moving in a few weeks. At the end of my exit interview after signing the paper work. I was then informed that I am banned from the gym for 12 months. Apparently there is a policy in place so that former trainers don’t train former clients at the gym. I understand the reasoning for that policy, but I’m leaving the state forever in a few weeks I have zero interest in training clients I just want to work out. Here’s the kicker, there are plenty of former employees still working out there that haven’t been banned. I found out after I resigned the Director of the Gym she just didn’t like me. I worked the for a year and a half as a loyal employee. Is it not discrimination to apply that policy only to your convenience ?

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Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Discrimination on the basis of whether or not someone likes you is not legally forbidden, only discrimination on the basis of race and certain other classifications. So no.

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