Tag Archives: Florida Employment Discrimination Lawyers
New Study Highlights Deleterious Effects of Workplace Discrimination
A new study has released shocking details regarding how pervasive discrimination in the workplace is and the negative effects it has on the overall mental state of employees. Specifically, the study found that almost half of respondents indicated that discrimination occurs in their jobs regularly, and most indicated that it has long-term effects on… Read More »
Jury Awards $2.5 Million after Alleged Retaliation for Reporting Sex Discrimination in the Workplace
On February 9th, a jury awarded a former university employee (Michele Coyle) $2.5 million after finding that university officials violated state law for firing her after for allegedly reporting allegations of sex discrimination against women. Specifically, after serving as chief campus counsel for six years, Coyle reported that she and other women were subjected… Read More »
Your Rights When Applying For A Job
You should know that, as an employee in Florida, you have certain rights under the law. Such rights include the right against unlawful discrimination and harassment based on your race, religion, gender, disability, age, and other protected factors. In addition, employers may not retaliate against you with an adverse employment action if you complain… Read More »
Can Retaliation Happen 13 Years Later?
In addition to making it unlawful to discriminate against employees based on factors such as sex, race, religion, age, or disability, both federal law and the Florida Civil Rights Act prohibit retaliation against any employee who complains about discriminatory actions. Retaliation occurs when an employer takes any kind of adverse employment action against someone,… Read More »
Will Florida Employees Have Social Media Privacy Protection In 2016?
A great number of people in Florida–and across the country–have some type of social media presence. Whether they choose to have profiles on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Youtube, or other similar sites, social media can be an important tool to stay in touch and to share your ideas, opinions, photos, and videos. However, in… Read More »
Religious Harassment and Discrimination In The Workplace
Religion has become a hot button issue in 2016, especially with the escalating presidential race. Many people in the United States have spoken up and shown intolerance of certain religions both online and in protest. However, no matter how tense religious relations may become, an employer should never allow such tensions to enter the… Read More »
Do Federal Protections for Transgender Employees Exist?
Even after the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was struck down in 2013 and the nationwide legalization of gay marriage in June 2015, LGBT individuals still do not have equal rights on the federal level. This is largely due to the lack of federal protections against employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation based on sexual… Read More »
Will Hiring Discrimination Against Ex-Cons Be Outlawed?
For many job-seekers, getting to the part of an application that asks whether they have had any prior criminal convictions is extremely stressful. In many situations, an applicant may be aware that, by truthfully checking the “yes” box, they are significantly limiting their chances of getting hired for that position. This is because many… Read More »