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You’re Not the Problem – It’s Your Job: 6 Signs You’re Dealing with a Hostile Work Environment

Most of us spend more time at work than we do at home – making it feel like a second home. That is why it is essential to have a healthy and happy working environment when possible. Sure, there are ups and downs in any job, but dealing with a hostile environment at work can […]

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5 Examples of FMLA Retaliation in the Workplace

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) creates the right for individuals to take a leave of absence due to serious illness or injury of the employee or family member, childbirth or adoption without the fear of losing their job — and protects you from retaliation from your employer if you exercise or attempt to […]

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Top 8 FMLA FAQs (and Answers) You Should Know

Filing for leave under the Family & Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) can be intimidating, especially when you do not know what to expect and how it may affect your family – and your job. Not knowing if you will be eligible for FMLA leave, if you will receive adequate compensation or if you will have […]

Are You Protected From Retaliation Under the Florida Whistleblower Act?

The Florida Whistleblower Act was enacted to protect public and private sector employees from being terminated or retaliated against by their employers for reporting illegal or unethical acts perpetrated by their employers. But who is classified as a whistleblower in Florida and what rights do these individuals have under Florida law? Who Is Defined as […]

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 […]

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What Does Harvey Weinstein’s Case Tell Us About Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?

With Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein’s recent termination from the company he helped co-found and his subsequent dismissal from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, it begs the question: How many complaints of sexual harassment go unheeded in the workplace? According to a 2015 report by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), approximately […]

What Is the Fair Credit Reporting Act?

When making a hiring decision, it’s standard practice for employers to consider the information they’ve received from an employee background check. The information in these reports can be quite sensitive, and under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (15 U.S.C. § 1681) (“FCRA”), employers are required to adhere to stringent employee notification rules to comply with […]

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Top 10 FAQs About Pregnancy Discrimination

Do you feel as though you may not have received a job promotion because you were pregnant? Or were pressured into taking early leave? Or even fired? The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) of 1978 prohibits discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. Here are answers to 10 frequently asked questions that […]

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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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