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“OK, BOOMER” NOT OKAY IN THE WORKPLACE The latest catchphrase in the ongoing generational battle between Millennials and their more senior counterparts may have consequences in the workplace. The phrase, “OK, Boomer” has increasingly gained popularity among Millennials and Generation Z’ers as a way of dismissing comments or habits from older generations that they view […]

IS MY EMPLOYER DISCRIMINATING AGAINST ME? In certain situations, discrimination in the workplace may be obvious. An employer may come out and directly make discriminatory comments regarding your gender, national origin, or your age. In those situations, the proof of the discrimination is a little bit easier. However, in other circumstances, we may have what […]

DID YOUR EMPLOYER CHALLENGE YOUR CLAIM FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS BECAUSE YOU WERE DISCHARGE DUE TO ABSENTEEISM?  When the record reflects an employer has discharged a claimant for absenteeism or tardiness, the referee should separately analyze the evidence in terms of subparagraph (e), subparagraph (c), and subparagraph (a) of the definition of misconduct. With respect to […]

FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT

FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT                  On April 2, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) will take effect with three significant provisions impacting many private and public sector employers and their employees, they are as follows: Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act; Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act; and, Tax Credits for […]

Workers’ Compensation Retaliation

Were you injured on the job and terminated shortly thereafter for filing a workers’ compensation claim with your employer? Were you injured and then harassed or intimidated for asking about filing a workers’ compensation claim? Has your employer ever told you to just claim it with your personal insurance and say it was not work […]

PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION

PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION The Pregnancy Discrimination Act is part of Title VII and prohibits discrimination against a woman because of pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition. See 42 U.S.C. § 2000e(k). Congress passed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”) as an amendment to Title VII in 1978. The Act provides that “women affected by pregnancy, childbirth […]

ARE YOU DISABLED OR DOES YOUR EMPLOYER “REGARD YOU” AS DISABLED?

ARE YOU DISABLED OR DOES YOUR EMPLOYER REGARD YOU AS DISABLED? Disability discrimination claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Civil Rights Act (FCRA) require allegations by a plaintiff that is claiming she is disabled is (1) qualified to perform her job; and (2) suffered adverse employment action because of her disability. 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111(8), 12112. The […]

WHAT IS A HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT?

WHAT IS A HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT? Does your supervisor yell and curse at you at work. Have you asked yourself, is this a hostile working environment. To establish a claim of a hostile work environment, an employee must prove that “the workplace is saturated with discriminatory intimidation, ridicule, and insult that is sufficiently severe or pervasive to alter […]

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LGBT INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS ARE EXPANDING AT A RAPID PACE! In recent years, legal protections for the civil rights of LGBT individuals have expanded at a rapid pace. In 2014, President Obama signed Executive Order 13672, which prohibits federal government contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) quickly […]

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