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. …

florida medical marijuana bill and laws

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 …

signing not compete agreement in florida

Florida Non-Compete Agreements: What’s Legal and What’s Not

Have you been asked to sign a non-compete agreement in Florida? If so, it is important to be aware of the legal issues surrounding a non-compete agreement in Florida — and your rights. Dedicated professionals in employment law can advocate for your legal rights. But first, you need to know what’s legal and what’s not. …

Top Sexual Harassment Reports & Cases of 2017

The awareness of the prevalence of sexual harassment rose to a much higher level in 2017 with national attention spotlighting entertainment, government, media and other industries across the country. Sexual harassment in the workplace is certainly not new but hopefully with the increased attention on the subject, and powerful people being held accountable for their …

frequently asked questions about sexual harassment in the workplace

Top 8 Frequently Asked Questions About Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Any kind of sexual harassment is unacceptable. Sexual harassment in the workplace has gained an enormous amount of national attention over the last year, and individuals (and the employers of these individuals in many cases) are being held accountable for their actions. Do you know what constitutes sexual harassment? It is important to understand the …

a history of sexual harassment laws in the U.S.

A History of Sexual Harassment Laws in the United States

Sexual harassment in the workplace is not a recent issue, but for centuries there was no legal recourse for victims. Thankfully, employees are becoming more empowered to speak out and take action against their harassers. In the United States, the groundwork for establishing federal sexual harassment laws and eventually making sexual harassment illegal in the …

how to respond to discrimination in the workplace

6 Ways to Respond to Discrimination in the Workplace

Some forms of discrimination in the workplace can be very subtle and not always easily detectable. It’s much less difficult to identify discrimination if it comes in the form of threats and intimidation. However, practices such as disparate forms of discipline, not providing reasonable accommodations, and glass ceilings are all forms of workplace discrimination. Fortunately, …

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