Fired While on Short-Term Disability? You May Need to Hire an Attorney

Can You Be Fired While on Short-Term Disability? Many workers in Florida may think that their positions are secure when they go on short-term disability due to a sickness or injury not related to their job. But it’s important to know that Florida is an “at-will” state, so your employer is legally allowed to fire […]

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Bad Bosses: 4 Workplace Horror Stories You’ll Never Forget

Employment discrimination and harassment can be downright scary at times. From physical and verbal abuse to sexual harassment to disability discrimination, many cases of abuse can double as horror stories. Here are 4 frightening accounts of employee mistreatment at work. Being in a Bad Mood Is No Excuse for Your Boss to Abuse You Workplace […]

Top 7 FAQ About Maternity Leave in Florida

The United States is the only developed country that doesn’t mandate paid maternity (parental) leave on a national level. And although three states, including California and New Jersey, require paid parental leave, Florida does not. As a result, if your company does not offer paid time off for expecting and new mothers, you have to […]

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Does the NLRA Protect Employees When They Post on Social Media?

What you write and post on social media can have serious consequences. You need look no further than the recent firing of a CBS executive who posted about the Las Vegas shootings on her Facebook page. Her post was not related to her employer or her employment with CBS. But many employers have social media […]

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Top 8 Examples of Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace

The 1978 Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) protects women from being fired or discriminated against on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions at workplaces with 15 or more employees. Although the PDA has been a federal law for nearly 40 years, discrimination against pregnant women continues to be an issue in the workplace. […]

Why You Should Consider Hiring a Florida Unemployment Compensation Lawyer

If you were recently fired and denied unemployment compensation benefits by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), you have the right to appeal their decision. Due to your current financial circumstances, you might think that hiring a lawyer to represent you during the appeal process could be too expensive. But keep in mind that […]

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How to Prepare for Unemployment Benefits Appeal Hearings

If you’ve been denied unemployment benefits by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), you may want to consider appealing their decision. Before doing so, however, you need to make sure that you weren’t denied unemployment benefits for any of the following reasons: You didn’t file in time —You must have earned wages in at […]

Wrongful Termination and Unemployment Benefits: What You Need to Know

If your employer fired you for what they claimed was misconduct, you still may be able to collect unemployment benefits and possibly sue them for wrongful termination. After all, misconduct is not always easily defined; it’s often a matter of interpretation and degree. This is particularly true under Florida’s amended Unemployment Compensation Law, which redefined […]

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What Is the Florida Reemployment Assistance Program?

In 2012, Florida became the first state to rebrand its Unemployment Compensation Benefits Program as the Reemployment Assistance Program. And with it (in 2011) came a more stringent unemployment compensation policy: the number of weeks claimants could collect benefits was reduced, they were required to complete a research skills test, and they had to file […]

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Is Pregnancy Considered a Disability at Work?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was designed to ensure people with qualifying disabilities weren’t discriminated against based on their disability. It covers discrimination in employment, transportation, public accommodation, communications, and governmental activities. But is pregnancy considered a disability and are women protected under the ADA? Are you being discriminated against for being pregnant at […]

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