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What is Considered Retaliation in the Workplace

When a company or person is doing something that is against the law at work it sometimes gets reported. In some instances, the whistleblower is blamed and treated unfairly – resulting in the whistleblower feeling intimidated and recanting their story. This intimidation is illegal. It is workplace retaliation. If you are dealing with retaliation in […]

Are You Protected from Workplace Retaliation?

Most of us are raised to believe that it’s best to be a “good guy.” We want the good side to prevail even when the odds are against us. But sometimes the bad guy wins, at least temporarily. It may feel that way to you if you recently reported activity at your company which you […]

How to Report Workplace Retaliation

Workplace retaliation can feel an awful lot like bullying. It is a tool used by many employers because they know it makes people afraid to assert their rights. If you’ve made a recent allegation against your employer or you reported, something that is against the law or a regulation a danger to public health or […]

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What is Retaliation in the Workplace?

There are times when you know you have to take a stand – when you have to do something because it’s right. It’s disheartening when people do the right thing and are not rewarded. Instead, they are maligned, harassed, or even fired. If you have recently taken a stand involving your employer and feel you’ve […]

When to Hire a Workplace Retaliation Attorney

When to Hire a Workplace Retaliation Attorney

Most of us want to do the right thing. Sometimes it works in our favor. Sometimes it doesn’t. If you “did the right thing” by reporting employment discrimination and now your employer is retaliating against you for your actions, you’re in a difficult spot. Most people need their jobs and the threat of losing them […]

Employment Discrimination: Are You Part of a Protected Group?

Employment Discrimination: Are You Part of a Protected Group?

We hear it all the time. Employees being let go from their jobs and they don’t believe they have any recourse. It’s Florida. My boss said he could fire anyone he wanted to for any reason. They feel so helpless and discouraged. However, there are options for some people. In some cases, the law recognizes […]

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OSHA New Rule Improves Reporting Retaliation after Workplace Injury

Updated OSHA Rule Encourages Employee Workplace Injury Reporting A new U. S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule will take effect November 1, 2016. The new OSHA rule encourages employees, and under certain circumstances, requires employers to report workplace injuries, and it also makes it clear that employers cannot threaten drug tests as a […]

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Workers’ Compensation in Florida May Soon Increase after NCCI Proposal

The landscape has shifted for workers’ compensation in Florida. According to Insurance Journal, after a Florida Supreme Court ruling, “the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) filed a 17.1 percent rate increase with the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) for all new, renewal and additional policies in effect on a “pro-rata” basis.” A limit […]

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Changes to EEOC Reform Act Proposed for Federal Contractors and Private Employees

Will the EEOC Reform Act protect more employees from wage discrimination? A Senate bill was introduced in March to amend the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Reform Act. The EEOC Reform Act was first introduced in an attempt to collect pay data from employers and reduce the occurrence of wage inequalities and unlawful discrimination. In light […]

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Things You Need to Know About Retaliation if You’re a Whistleblower

Were you fired for telling the truth? If your employer is doing something that is considered illegal and you report it, then your rights may be protected under federal and state whistleblower laws. There is legislation in place to protect whistleblowers. While each statute differs and is very specific as to what will be considered […]

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