How to Prove Discrimination in the Workplace

Discrimination in the workplace makes a huge impact on workers in Florida and around the country. It not only can make work a very uncomfortable and even scary place, but it can also have a tremendous effect on a person’s career and financial circumstances. Discrimination is the workplace is not only wrong — it is …

Motherhood Penalty and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Motherhood should never be considered a detriment in the workplace. Although during the pandemic, mothers have been dealing with harsh consequences across many industries. Have you heard of the ‘motherhood penalty’? There is no doubt that fathers also face a significant penalty particularly as relates to caring for their children. What is the Motherhood Penalty? …

Coronavirus & Workplace Rights: What Can Your Boss Legally Require You To Do?

Understanding Employee Rights During the COVID-19 Pandemic The coronavirus has upended life as we know it. That includes the workplace. In this stressful and confusing time, it may be challenging to understand what your boss can legally require you to do. As attorneys that specialize in employee rights, Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A., is here to …

Pregnant During the Pandemic? A Guide to Employee Rights

Pregnancy should be a very exciting time. But during the pandemic, it can be very challenging for employees. Workplace discrimination is threatening the livelihoods of families across the country as some business owners are, unfortunately, violating employee rights to keep making profits. Workplace discrimination is a complex subject during “normal” times — and even more …

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LGBTQ Safe From Job Discrimination, Says Supreme Court

Millions of LGBTQ people will have new civil rights following a decision by the Supreme Court that found employers cannot discriminate on the basis of workers being transgender or gay. On Monday, June 15, the Supreme Court ruled that it breaks federal law for employers to discriminate against people because of sexual orientation or gender …

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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 …

Have You Been Discriminated Against at Work? How to Report It & File a Claim

Employees have the right to have a safe, discrimination-free workplace. Unfortunately, thousands of people each year are targeted on the job. Do you know how to file a discrimination lawsuit? The employment laws protect workers from different types of discrimination, but there are certain processes that need to be followed when filing an employment discrimination …

Florida’s LGBTQ Workplace Discrimination Laws

Recent Developments & Your Workplace Rights The topic of LGBTQ workplace discrimination in Florida has been the focus of significant media attention recently. A bipartisan group of lawmakers is striving to adjust Florida’s anti-discrimination and workplace discrimination laws to include gay and transgender people. They propose passing a Florida Competitive Workforce Act bill to address …

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 …

Discrimination at Work: Do You Have a Case?

Discrimination at work comes in many forms, and, unfortunately, it is still too common. But Florida discrimination laws, as well as Federal laws, are in place to protect millions of workers around the state. Do you know what is considered discrimination at work? You may have experienced certain actions and did not realize that you …

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