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Sex Discrimination: Gender Identity and Transgender Status are now Protected

Know Your Rights Employers cannot discriminate in employment based on race, religion, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran or sex. However, up until recently transgender employees, or job candidates, were not specifically protected. In early 2014, President Obama signed Executive Order 13672 (EO) adding sexual orientation AND gender identity as independent, protected categories. […]

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4 Common Mistakes Sexual Harassment Victims Make

We’re not in the business of victim blaming. In fact, our goal is to empower the so-called “targets” of a hostile work environment. While employees who experience workplace sexual harassment aren’t responsible for their abuse, it’s important that they know the steps they do or don’t take after an incident can impact the strength of […]

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What You Need to Know About Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace

Pregnancy should be a happy time. For some women, however, it can come with anxiety over employer perceptions. In certain cases, these concerns may escalate if an employer’s opinions devolve to harassment and discrimination, leading to a hostile work environment. According to The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), pregnancy is protected from discrimination related to general […]

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Is there a statute of limitations on filing sexual harassment charges against my employer?

Workplace sexual harassment is a genderless offense. It can happen to anyone. In fact, according to the latest data by the U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC), while 83.7 percent of all sexual harassment charges are filed by women, 16.3 percent are filed by men. If you believe you are a victim of sexual intimidation, […]

Florida Workplace Harassment Statistics

Experiencing workplace harassment? So are many employed Floridians.

Have you experienced workplace harassment or discrimination? Or maybe know someone who has? Well, according to The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, if you work in Florida the chances of you experiencing harassment and discrimination in the workplace are pretty good. Did you know that Florida currently ranks No.2 in the nation in workplace harassment and […]

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Can Your Facebook Posts Get You Fired?

Employers are cracking down on employees who air workplace dirty laundry on social media I’m sure by now you’ve heard of the Taco Bell employee who posted a photo of himself on social media licking a stack of tacos at work. At the time, it was all in good fun – the tacos were apparently […]

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Fired for Reporting Workplace Abuse?

Most Common Retaliation Tactics In The Workplace Just recently, Walmart made headlines for allegations they retaliated against employees who protested against the company’s wages and working conditions in 2013. Sadly, this appears to be common practice among many companies, big and small. In fact, even though employees who report abuse are protected by federal law, […]

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Is your office a hostile work environment?

Florida law has a specific definition of what constitutes a hostile work environment. Find out if yours qualifies. Your boss is a bully. Your co-workers yell at you one day, ignore you the next – and one of them’s leaving offensive notes in your in-box. And none of it shows any sign of stopping anytime […]

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Racist Rants Cost NFL Player His Job

“Richie Incognito isn’t going to the Hall of Fame. He’s going to the Hall of Shame.”– Mike Ditka The texts are too explicit to share. The tirade so malicious it’s an embarrassment to the NFL. And it’s just the first of what will probably prove to be many incidents of bullying in the Miami Dolphins […]

What Is Employment Discrimination?

Employment discrimination is a major employee rights issue in Florida and all over the United States. It happens across industries and at all levels of professional experience. Were you passed up for a promotion due to your age or race? Are you not making the same rate of pay as your colleagues due to your […]

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