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Bullying at Work: What Is It & Is It Legal?

Employers should provide a safe working environment for all employees. Unfortunately, that does not always happen. Bullying at work is a big problem in the state of Florida and across the United States. It happens across industries and at all levels. But what is bullying at work – and is it legal? Not all activities …

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Florida Medical Marijuana Employee Protection Act: What You Need to Know

Are you familiar with Florida medical marijuana law? You may have heard of Amendment 2 – also called The Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative. Florida voters approved this act with a 71% majority in 2016. Even though Florida law on medical marijuana makes it legal in the state, that legislation did not have any explicit …

Don’t let the Coronavirus Kill Your Job: You have Rights

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed the world as we know it, both at home and in the workplace. To protect employees during this national crisis Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), which takes effect April 2, 2020. It requires most employers to provide employees with expanded family and medical leave as …

what is a hostile work environment

An Employee Guide to Understanding & Handling a Hostile Work Environment

You have a right to work in a safe, healthy environment. However, the unfortunate reality is that many employees are subjected to abusive, illegal behavior in the workplace. Do you know what is considered a hostile work environment? It is important to understand what a hostile work environment is so you can know how to …

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Halloween in the Workplace: How to Protect Your Employee Rights

Halloween at work can be a tricky and difficult time. Employers will often throw parties to celebrate this festive, spooky time of year, thinking that it can help with morale and team building. But Halloween in the workplace is unique from other company events in that it can set the stage for sexual harassment and …

Employment Law Cases: Why Destroying Evidence Could Destroy Your Case

Many pieces of evidence can potentially be relevant in employment law cases. If you are a plaintiff, one of your primary responsibilities is to make sure relevant pieces of evidence are preserved. You could substantially harm your chances of achieving the desired outcome if you destroy evidence, particularly if you destroy evidence that you think …

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MAN SUES CATHOLIC CHARITY FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT

A lawsuit was recently filed against the Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg by a former employee of Catholic Charities alleging sexual harassment by the interim executive director. Represented by Donna V. Smith, a partner at Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A., Abdelaziz Abdelmunim claims that Margaret Rogers made unwanted sexual advances toward him during his time of …

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When Should You Lawyer Up? Knowing When to Hire an Employment Lawyer

Do you need to lawyer up? When experiencing workplace retaliation or discrimination, knowing if you need an attorney is not always clear. That is why it is important to understand not only your employee rights but what an employment lawyer does and how they can assist you. Employee rights and the complexities of employment law …

6 Questions to Ask an Employment Lawyer

When you are searching for the right legal representation, it can be hard to decide who to chose. There are important questions to ask an employment lawyer that will guide you in selecting the best firm for your needs. What to Ask Before Hiring an Employment Lawyer Here are seven critical questions to ask an …

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It Happens to Men Too – Protect Yourself & Report Sexual Harassment at Work

The rise in attention around workplace sexual harassment has prompted a greater understanding of employee rights. Usually, the conversation is about men harassing women —but it happens to men too. With the #MeToo movement gaining momentum, women have felt more empowered to share their stories of sexual harassment and assault at the hands of some …

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