Laid Off vs. Fired: What Is the Difference

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 Group?

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?

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: 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 […]

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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 legal and what is not

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 […]

sick leave rights in florida

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 […]

signs of a hostile work environment

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 […]

fmla retaliation in the workplace

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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