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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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Religious Freedom or Discrimination: Can My Employer Decide What Benefits I Can Get?

The recent landmark Supreme Court case Burwell v. Hobby Lobby has led many to question what benefits businesses can deny their employees based on religious beliefs. Some critics argue that the ruling, which favored the corporation’s right to deny female contraceptives through its insurance policy based on religious freedom, actually discriminates against the values of …

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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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I want to sue my employer for discrimination

How long do I have to file a charge of discrimination? The short answer is “it depends.” Generally speaking, under federal law you have 300 days from the date of the last “adverse employment action,” including your termination, to pursue a claim. Under Florida law the deadline is extended out to 365 days. But, it …

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Employment law, pregnancy and maternity leave in Florida: What are your rights?

Many people think that employers can arbitrarily fire employees who become pregnant, on the grounds that they will either miss too much work or are no longer physically able to do their jobs. In some cases, that’s actually true. However, in others, pregnant women do have legal protection against employment discrimination and unfair termination under …

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You’re Fired. But Were You Wrongfully Terminated?

It’s not as clear-cut as you might think. Your former boss was a petty tyrant who fired you last week for no good reason. You have a history of terrific performance reviews, were never late to work, and always did your best to be courteous to customers and clients. Clearly, what he did was unfair, …

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