Veteran NFL Security Personnel File Lawsuit Claiming Age Discrimination

Recently, it was reported that nine veteran NFL security personnel have decided to file a lawsuit against the league citing age discrimination. The men, who happen to be in their 60’s and 70’s, claim the NFL laid them off without justification and subsequently replaced them with a much younger staff. The men, who held independent […]

how to prove age based discrimination

5 Ways to Prove Age-Based Discrimination in the Workplace

Age-based discrimination in the workplace is not uncommon and can occur in many different ways. Often, employees are passed up for promotions, suffer unwarranted comments and harassment, or are denied employment due to their age – but it does not stop there. Regardless of the tactics used to discriminate, there are laws protecting employees from […]

Helpful Tips When Dealing with a Gender Pay Gap

The gender gap has been a contested workplace issue for decades. Companies that justify wage discrepancies between men and women often claim it is in direct relation to their previous salaries. In other words, women are paid less at a new job because they were paid less at their old job. However, a new ruling […]

signs of a hostile work environment

You’re Not the Problem – It’s Your Job: 6 Signs You’re Dealing with a Hostile Work Environment

Most of us spend more time at work than we do at home – making it feel like a second home. That is why it is essential to have a healthy and happy working environment when possible. Sure, there are ups and downs in any job, but dealing with a hostile environment at work can […]

discriminatory practices used by temp agencies

Fighting Discriminatory Practices at Temp Agencies

Temp agencies are designed to provide companies in need of short-term work with temporary employees. By contracting with these agencies, companies benefit by saving money on payroll expenses and employees are able to find short-term work while looking for full-time employment. However, it is not commonly known by people looking for temporary work that temp […]

6 examples of age discrimination at work

6 Examples of Workplace Age Discrimination

Age-discrimination is not uncommon and can occur whether a person is already employed by a company or is interviewing for a job. The Age Discrimination Employment Act (ADEA) was enacted in 1967 prohibiting employment discrimination against persons 40 years of age or older. Here are some examples of age discrimination and what you can do […]

8 fmla faqs you should know

Top 8 FMLA FAQs (and Answers) You Should Know

Filing for leave under the Family & Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) can be intimidating, especially when you do not know what to expect and how it may affect your family – and your job. Not knowing if you will be eligible for FMLA leave, if you will receive adequate compensation or if you will have […]

how to prove constructive discharge in Florida

Do I Have a Case for Constructive Discharge?

Do you want to know how to prove constructive discharge? What is Constructive Discharge? People quit their jobs for a number of reasons. Often, life circumstances change, or the job just isn’t the right fit. In the case of constructive discharge, a work environment becomes so hostile and intolerable an individual is forced to quit. […]

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Can You Be Fired for Medical Marijuana in the State of Florida?

The Florida medical marijuana bill signed by Governor Scott last year allows residents of the state with “debilitating medical conditions” to use medical marijuana. It is available in Florida, however, remains illegal under federal law. “Debilitating medical conditions” as defined by the state include: Cancer, Epilepsy, and Glaucoma HIV+ or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) […]

companies fighting sexual harassment in the workplace

4 High-Profile Companies Dealing with Sexual Harassment at Work

Often, sexual harassment at work occurs not because companies don’t have policies that make it unlawful, but because these policies are not always enforced and/or there’s a lack of training to educate employees. The most effective way to curb sexual harassment in the workplace is to empower employees and make them aware that sexual harassment […]

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