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EEOC Argues Title VII Prohibits Discrimination based on Sexual Orientation

Central Florida Sexual Orientation Discrimination Case Appeal Backed by EEOC The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed an amicus curiae or “friend of the court” brief for the appeal of a recent Central Florida sexual orientation discrimination case. The brief was submitted to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta on January 6, 2016. […]

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Recent EEOC Cases Total $164K for Victims of Age and Wage Discrimination

EEOC Cases of Age and Wage Discrimination and Retaliation in January January was a victorious month for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commision (EEOC). Between two age and wage discrimination cases, a total of $163,500 has been secured for victims to resolve these issues. Is it illegal for an employer not to hire you because you […]

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EEOC Reports Securing $525M in 2015 for Victims of Discrimination

EEOC Reports Record-Breaking Success following 50th Anniversary in 2015 The year 2015 was record-breaking for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC reported that it secured more than $525 million for victims of discrimination. This past year was the EEOC’s 50th Anniversary since it was established on July 2, 1965 following the implementation of […]

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Uber Case NY Plaintiff Bids to Coordinate Cases with Multidistrict Litigation

Attorney Representing Uber Plaintiff Moves for Multidistrict Litigation A New York Plaintiff’s attorney in a recent Uber case requested multidistrict litigation or coordination between dozens of cases across the states. Among the cases is a class action lawsuit in California that’s gaining all the attention and challenging the current definition of independent contractors. In a […]

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11 Steps to State your EEOC Case Infographic

Workplace discrimination is against the law. When an employee’s rights are threatened in the workplace, this puts the employee in a difficult position of fighting to protect one’s rights while struggling to live through the impact of the discrimination which often means a loss of employment, the burdens of seeking new employment and stresses of […]

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What You Need to Know About EEOC and Workplace Discrimination

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) forbids discrimination based on a candidate or employee being pregnant. If you work for (or were interviewing with) a company that employs more than 15 people and you’ve received unfair treatment based on your pregnancy, your next step is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). In Florida, you only have […]

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Get Your Facts Together: Proving Your Wrongful Termination Case

Since Florida is an “at will” state, employees may be fired at any time with the exception of situations involving discrimination, whistleblowing, a wage dispute or dispute over unpaid overtime, breach of contract, or time off sanctioned by law. The Florida Civil Rights Act lists “protected classes” from termination, but the burden of proof in […]

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Fighting for Unpaid Wages

4 Benefits of Hiring an Employment Law Attorney There are two types of employees: clock-watchers and “overtimers.” For hard workers, there’s a clock-watching misconception. If you’re not tracking your time, you may believe you’ve missed out on the pay for those unaccounted hours. What’s worse, as a salaried staffer you might believe you aren’t entitled […]

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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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Can an employer deduct hours from my paycheck?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American adult spends 8.8 hours daily working – that’s more hours spent than those on sleeping and other household activities combined. What’s more alarming: 31 percent of all single-job employees work on weekends, as well. Is your employer giving you the proper credit for all your […]

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