guide to understanding non compete agreements

What You Need to Know About Non-Compete Agreements

Signing a non-compete agreement with your employer is a fairly common practice. Business owners request that you sign them (or make it a condition of your employment) to protect certain company interests. But what about your legal rights? Understanding the various aspects and legal ramifications of a non-compete agreement are important to any worker — […]

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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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What are Your Sick Leave Rights in Florida?

At some point, we all get sick. It is inevitable. Unfortunately, missing work due to illness can prove to be difficult for some employees in Florida. In fact, some common concerns include being passed up for a raise or a promotion or losing their jobs. If you’ve been retaliated or discriminated against because of time […]

4 Examples of Discrimination in the Workplace

Workplace discrimination is illegal, but that doesn’t mean it never happens. In fact, it happens more often than you may realize, and you may have experienced discrimination in the workplace without realizing it. Victims of workplace discrimination can experience added stress and anxiety – it can be hard to focus at work, and victims frequently […]

workplace laws your employer could be violating

6 Workplace Laws Your Employer Could Be Violating

No matter what industry you work in or what your job status is, you have rights. But too often, employees don’t know what these rights are, and, more importantly, they don’t recognize it when their employer violates these rights. You shouldn’t assume the employer is well-versed in labor laws or take what they say at […]

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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 […]

walmart sued for alleged pregnancy discrimination by EEOC

Walmart Gets Sued for Alleged Pregnancy Discrimination

Employment discrimination can happen to anyone, including pregnant women. Did you know that the EEOC received nearly 3,500 pregnancy discrimination charges in 2016 alone? In 2017, it was nearly 3,200. In a recent class-action lawsuit filed by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the huge retail chain Walmart is being sued for alleged […]

ibm age discrimination case 2018

The Fight for Employee Rights: IBM Sued for Age Discrimination

Age discrimination occurs all too often across Florida and the United States. However, employees are seeking justice for these unlawful acts — holding employers accountable for their actions — from small businesses all the way up to large corporations. The technology giant IBM is being sued for alleged age discrimination in a recent filing of […]

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Fighting Back: Former Ocala Officer Files Federal Lawsuit Of Discrimination

A federal lawsuit has been filed by a former Ocala Police Department officer alleging discrimination based on her sex. The plaintiff, Casey Walsh, also claims that a hostile work environment was created during her tenure as an officer and that she was retaliated against when she filed a complaint. This Florida case is significant in […]

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