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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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