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3 Things to Do If You Face a Disability in the Workplace

Understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act What should you do when facing a disability in the workplace? Because disability discrimination is a potential challenge, it’s important to understand the full extent of your rights under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). Both employee and employer can benefit from an overview of the ADA. Before seeking […]

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Seven things you cannot be fired for at work

What circumstances prohibit your boss from firing you? Losing your job can be a nightmare. What happens when your employer has wrongly retaliated against you or fired you for unlawful reasons? It’s important to get the facts about employee rights and take a closer look at the evidence that led to your dismissal.   What […]

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Best Lawyers in America 2016

Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A. congratulates one of the firm’s own attorneys who received recognition for excellence in Employment Law. Matthew Fenton was recently named Tampa Employment Law – Individuals “Lawyer of the Year” in 2016 by one of the oldest and well-respected peer-reviewed publications The Best Lawyers in America©. Matthew K. Fenton has been a […]

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Unpaid Wages Due to Be Paid After Ruling Against NY Construction Company

The Nightmare of Wage Theft Strikes Again on Employee Rights Stonehenge Restoration Company, owned by Sulajman Koci and Witold Matejkowski, has been ordered by the State of New York to pay 21 of its workers a total of $76,429 to settle a lawsuit brought against it alleging wage theft. How does this sort of wage […]

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How New FLSA Regulations Amend Overtime Exemption Rules by Wage

Do you Qualify for Overtime? Find out with New FLSA Regulations The Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standard’s Act’s (FLSA) white collar exemptions. These highly anticipated revisions are fairly significant, and it is estimated that over 5 million (currently exempt) salaried employees will be affected by these changes […]

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Toyota of Savannah Georgia Settles on Sexual Harassment Case

Sexual Harassment is Considered a Form of Discrimination It is illegal to terminate someone for refusing a manager’s sexual advances. This is a lesson Coastal Motors, Inc., doing business as Savannah Toyota, is only too aware of as they settle with a former employee. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) brought suit against Savannah […]

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Are New Laws Protecting LGBT Workers? Some Think Not.

What Should LGBT Workers Expect in the Workplace? The year 2015 has been a monumental one for gay rights with large public displays of support. With the United States Supreme Court’s declaration of marriage equality, many pro-LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) groups are trying to build momentum to increase rights and legal protections afforded to […]


Transgender Employee Relations Reveal Shocking Implicit Bias in Workplace Discrimination Cases

Implicit bias contributes to workplace discrimination What are implicit biases that cause workplace discrimination cases? Despite workplace training, harassment and discrimination remain problems. In 2014, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) received nearly 89,000 charges alleging discrimination against various protected classes, including religion, sex and race. So why is this happening? Why does discrimination […]

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Federal guidance updated to reflect increased protections for pregnant employees

Federal authorities have updated guidance to reflect the increased pregnancy protections afforded in the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion Young v. UPS. In Young, the court set a new standard for claims brought under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”) for when a plaintiff has been denied an accommodation for a pregnancy-related work restriction given to others […]

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Walmart sued for treatment of cancer survivor

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued Walmart for disability discrimination and harassment, saying that the retailer failed to provide reasonable accommodations to a cancer survivor. The employee worked at a Walmart store in Illinois and had been disabled by bone cancer. According to the EEOC, the Walmart store initially agreed to allow the employee […]


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