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5 Reasons You Were Fired for Your Age

Forty is the new 30, right? Not when it comes to hiring and firing. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) makes it illegal to fire or refuse to hire anyone 40 and over. Think it can’t happen to you or it’s something that only happens to people who are 65 and up? According to […]

Will Sexual Orientation Bias Be Banned?

Will Sexual Orientation Bias Be Banned?

Does Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protect people who identify as gay, bisexual, or transgendered? That is the debate going on in Chicago right now. Several Seventh Circuit judges spoke out about the possibility that they could be ready to make their court the first in the nation to ban sexual orientation bias. […]

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Disability Discrimination: More Common Than You Think

It is hard to believe in this age that people would discriminate against people with disabilities, but it happens more often than you’d expect. Like so many forms of discrimination, it’s not the name calling and firing that are the norm. It’s the more subtle ways that people are discriminated against in the workplace that […]

5 Common Misconceptions About Religious Discrimination in Employment

5 Common Misconceptions About Religious Discrimination in Employment

Most people think religious discrimination is about jokes and off-color remarks but the effects of religious discrimination are much more pronounced than simply dealing with people who don’t understand your religious beliefs. It can cost you your job and can mean resentment amongst your peers if management forces allowances and creates a hostile work environment. […]

Were You A Victim of Age Discrimination?

Were You A Victim of Age Discrimination?

What You Need to Know About Age Discrimination in the Workplace If you think age discrimination is only an issue for people over 65 who work in manual labor, you’re wrong. This form of employment discrimination covers anyone over 40 and it affects white collar and blue collar positions of all levels. Examples are everywhere […]

What Employers Don't Know about Pregnancy & Sex Discrimination Could Hurt You

What Employers Don’t Know about Pregnancy & Sex Discrimination Could Hurt You

People have a tendency to trust their employer and the HR department. After all, they’ve been in business a while, right? But this is not always in your best interest. Employers can misunderstand or misinterpret the law unknowingly. They’re not employment lawyers and may not stay up-to-date with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) rulings, […]

3 Examples of Common Employment Discrimination That Might Surprise You

3 Examples of Common Employment Discrimination that Might Surprise You

Florida is an employment-at-will state. That means you can be fired for any reason or no reason at all as the reason is not unlawful However, this doesn’t mean you don’t have rights. There are certain classes that are protected and if you are fired, or not hired/promoted, because of being a member of those […]

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Protections Against Gender Discrimination for Firing Transgender Employee in Tampa

Wrongful Termination & Gender Discrimination to EEOC Firing a transgender employee or worker based on gender or sex is considered retaliation or wrongful termination. For this reason, a lawsuit may be filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against a company on the basis of wrongfully terminating or unlawfully firing a transgender employee. EEOC […]

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Florida Service Animal Statute Extends Protections in the Workplace

Florida’s Service Animal Statute Offers New Protections Dogs in the workplace may become more commonplace in Florida thanks to a new Florida statute extending additional protections to employees who require a service. Service animals are not just dogs (or miniature horses; yes, a miniature horse is identified as a service animal in the statute) employed […]

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8 Most Significant Employment Law Cases of 2015 Recap

2015 Employment Law Cases that Reshaped Labor Standards and Employee Rights The most important cases of 2015 changed the way employment law is practiced. Take a closer look at the top debates of this year to get up to date information on employee rights. Over the past year, many employment law cases have reshaped the […]


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