Tag Archives: Florida Workplace Discrimination Lawyers
Maternity Leave Rights in Florida
Many states have set out laws that provide a certain number of weeks of family and medical leave for a new mother without fear of losing her job. California, Rhode Island, and New Jersey even provide for paid maternity leave and New York will provide paid leave effective in 2018. Florida, however, has no… Read More »
What Laws Protect Employees From Discrimination?
Employment law is a complicated area of law that involves many different statutes and regulations. Many employment laws are in place with the intention of protecting employees from unlawful discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and wrongful termination. The following are only some examples of employment laws that provide the right to be free from discrimination and… Read More »
Protections For Employees Struggling With Addiction
Many different federal and state laws protect individuals from discrimination in the workplace based on a variety of factors. Specifically, the American Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Florida Civil Rights Act prohibit employment discrimination against anyone based on an actual or assumed physical or mental disability. This means that if a person can perform… Read More »
Can Workplace Wellness Go Too Far?
In recent years, much focus in many workplaces has been on employee wellness. While wellness programs may be construed to be out of concern for the health and well-being of employees, the increasing focus largely stems from the rising costs of healthcare. Employers attempt to curb the costs they pay for employee health insurance… Read More »
EEOC: Discrimination Based On Sexual Orientation Is A Form Of Sex Discrimination
Though the Florida Legislature has not yet passed a state law protecting individuals from employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, a recent case out of Florida shows that employers may be prohibited from such discrimination under federal law. Though Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not expressly… Read More »
Discrimination Can Occur Against Majority Groups
When most people think of racial discrimination in the workplace, they tend to think of discrimination against minority groups. In addition, when you think of discrimination based on gender, you likely first think about discrimination against women. However, while the two above examples may occur more often, it is important to remember that employment… Read More »
What Constitutes Unlawful Workplace Harassment?
Many workplaces involve many different kinds of people spending a significant amount of time in close proximity to one another. Some individuals will likely have conflicting points of view, may snap at one another, or may look down on certain employees for a variety of factors. For this reason, it is only to be… 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 »
Discrimination in Hiring Against Individuals With Disabilities
Employment discrimination occurs for many different reasons, including race, gender, religion, and more. The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) makes it unlawful for employers to discriminate, harass, or retaliate against individuals due to a disability, and this includes during the hiring process. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the 2014 rate of… Read More »
Florida Immigrant Discrimination Case Settled
A case involving potentially widespread employment discrimination has been settled in Florida. Last year, the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) began investigating into the potential rights violations of many individuals by the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, which is the largest school system in the state of Florida and… Read More »