Reporting unlawful conduct in the workplace — such as sexual harassment or unsafe working conditions — is critical to making your workplace a safe and productive environment. However, your employer may be less than thrilled to be the subject of inquiries, investigations, or other attention from outside authorities and agencies. These efforts and their subsequent […]
How to Report an Employer for Unfair Treatment
Whether you face workplace discrimination, retaliation, or another form of unfair treatment, it is crucial to protect your rights as an employee and hold your employer accountable. Discover how to report an employer for unfair treatment and what you will need to help prove your case.
Laid Off vs. Fired: What Is the Difference?
When employees lose their jobs, they need to understand the terminology to know their rights and what they should do next. Whether you were laid off, fired, or furloughed, clarifying the definitions can significantly impact your finances, career, and even your family. What Is the Difference Between A Layoff and Being Fired? Employment terminology may […]
Employment Discrimination: Are You Part Of A Protected Class?
Unfortunately, employment discrimination is a common problem in the United States. In fact, research suggests that 61% of all workers have experienced it at some point in their lives. If you have experienced discrimination in the workplace, you should protect your legal rights as an employee. However, the range of available remedies will vary based […]
I Was Demoted Due to Employment Retaliation. Now What?
Employment retaliation can have severe consequences for workers across Florida. Employees may suffer financially, have their careers backtracked, and incur other negative after-effects. If you have been demoted due to activity that is protected under employment laws, that is illegal. You may have an employment retaliation claim against your employer, which would be filed with […]
Discrimination Cases: 4 Ways an Employment Law Attorney Can Help
Discrimination cases are an effective means to hold employers accountable for violations of employment law. There are key legal actions that can be taken to stop unlawful behavior and provide employees who have been discriminated against remedies which may include compensatory damages, reinstatement to their position if they have been fired, and back pay, among […]
Can I Sue My Employer for Discrimination? Filing A Discrimination Claim In Florida
Employment discrimination negatively affects the careers and lives of many Florida workers every year. But employment law can be quite complex. Difficulties often occur in the workplace, but that does not necessarily mean what happened was illegal. The basic answer to, “Can I sue my employer for discrimination?” is YES. But it is necessary to […]
Bullying at Work: What Is It & Is It Legal?
Employers should provide a safe working environment for all employees. Unfortunately, that does not always happen. Bullying at work is a big problem in the state of Florida and across the United States. It happens across industries and at all levels. But what is bullying at work – and is it legal? Not all activities […]
Don’t let the Coronavirus Kill Your Job: You have Rights
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed the world as we know it, both at home and in the workplace. To protect employees during this national crisis Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), which takes effect April 2, 2020. It requires most employers to provide employees with expanded family and medical leave as […]
What are Your Sick Leave Rights in Florida?
At some point, we all get sick. It is inevitable. Unfortunately, missing work due to illness can prove to be difficult for some employees in Florida. In fact, some common concerns include being passed up for a raise or a promotion or losing their jobs. If you’ve been retaliated or discriminated against because of time […]