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The ABCs of Federal Employee Complaints: Understanding Distinctions Amongst the OSC, MSPB, and EEO

By Scott Wagner & Associates, P.A. |

Are you a federal employee with an employment issue? As an employee with a claim against the federal government for a workplace issue, you may be asserting claims concerning employment discrimination, a whistleblower situation, or a claim related to a personnel action in which you will need to appeal to the Merit Systems Protection… Read More »

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Bringing Claims Under the Florida Civil Rights Act or Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: What’s the Difference in Damages?

By Scott Wagner & Associates, P.A. |

If you are considering moving forward with litigation for an employment discrimination claim, you may have to decide which claims to file. While many individuals may have the option of bringing claims under both the Florida Civil Rights Act (FCRA) as well as Title VII of the the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title… Read More »

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Can an Employment Investigation Be Privileged?

By Scott Wagner & Associates, P.A. |

Does your workplace currently have a rule or a policy that requires confidentiality for any employees who are involved in workplace investigations? For instance, your workplace may have a policy that requires any employees who are under investigation, or who are witnesses as part of an investigation, to maintain confidentiality when it comes to… Read More »

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Employer Insurance Coverage for Gender Transition or Sex Transformation Procedures: Robison v. Dignity Health (N.D. Cal)

By Scott Wagner & Associates, P.A. |

If you work for an employer through which you have insurance coverage, yet your coverage does not include “sex transformation surgery,” could your employer be violating the law? As the recent Northern District of California case of Robinson v. Dignity Health contends, this may represent a form of gender discrimination. Although the case is… Read More »

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ADA Title III Claims and Website Accessibility

By Scott Wagner & Associates, P.A. |

You might know that Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects people from disability discrimination in places of public accommodation. For employers who have physical structures in which their businesses are based, it is clear how Title III applies to those spaces. However, what has not been so clear in recent… Read More »

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Equal Employment Compliance Tips for Small Businesses: Making It Equal and Getting It Right

By Scott Wagner & Associates, P.A. |

So, maybe you’ve just opened your company and you’re finally in the place to hire employees. Or, maybe, you are an established company, but have been too busy building the company to consider equal employment laws? Either way, it is important to know that regardless of how long you’ve been established, even small employers… Read More »

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Title IX and Sex Discrimination in Education

By Scott Wagner & Associates, P.A. |

Sex discrimination is not just illegal in the workplace – it is illegal at most colleges and universities, as well  under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title 9”). But, does Title IX extend to all educational institutions? And what are your rights at educational institution covered under Title IX? Learning More… Read More »

Discrimination

The Laws of Disability Accommodations for Lawyers: What are your rights in the workplace?

By Scott Wagner & Associates, P.A. |

A disability can affect anyone – and lawyers are no exceptions. Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) issued a helpful fact sheet that addresses frequently asked questions about practicing lawyers and disability accommodations at work. So, what do you need to know? Understanding What a “Reasonable Accommodation” Can Include First, it is important… Read More »

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Whistle All the Way: Protecting Whistleblowers at Work

By Scott Wagner & Associates, P.A. |

In recent years, the news has been full of whistleblowers exposing illegal activities of their companies. We may all have heard about whistleblowers, but how well do you understand and know what a whistleblower really is under the law? And what are those whistleblower protections? Generally speaking, and under federal law, it is important… Read More »

Wellness

The New 2017 EEOC Wellness Rules: What You Need to Know

By Scott Wagner & Associates, P.A. |

By now, most Americans have heard the buzz about new wellness plans in the workplace. If your employer has not enacted a wellness plan – they may be in the minority. With the rise of wellness plans in the workplace, the Equal Employment Opportunites Commission (EEOC) has issued new guidelines for how employers should… Read More »

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