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Category Archives: Discrimination

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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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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 »

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EEOC and Mental Health Issues in the Workplace

By Scott Wagner & Associates, P.A. |

If you suffer from depression, PTSD, or another mental health condition – there is good news: you have legal rights in the workplace!  While this is not a novel idea, it is one that is not widely followed. This prompted , the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in December to issue a publication… Read More »

Discrimination on the Basis of Marital Status Under Florida Law

By Scott Wagner & Associates, P.A. |

Can your employer discriminate against you on the basis of marital status? No, under the Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992 prohibits an employer from discriminating against an employee or a job applicant on the basis of “color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, or marital status.”. To better understand what discrimination based… Read More »

Women in Tech: Making Progress for Workplace Equality

By Scott Wagner & Associates, P.A. |

According to a recent article in CNET, Qualcomm just agreed to a $19.5 million settlement in a sex discrimination class action lawsuit involving around 3,300 women who are currently employed or were formerly employed by the tech company. The chipmaker company agreed to this large settlement, in addition to enacting new policies to limit… Read More »

We’ve Got a Job to Do: Employment Patterns, Discrimination, and Immigrant Workers

By Scott Wagner & Associates, P.A. |

From the increase of humanitarian crisis across the globe and asylum-seeking refugees to discussions about “border control,” immigrant workers find themselves at the forefront of many political debates with no signs of slowing down. As our country continues to open its doors to immigrants, who, in turn, begin to represent a larger population of… Read More »

Not From Around Here? The EEOC Issues Guidelines for National Origin Discrimination at Work

By Scott Wagner & Associates, P.A. |

The United States is commonly referred to as the melting pot of the world – welcoming people from many different countries who are hoping to find freedom and chase the American dream. Unfortunately, not everyone in the United States welcomes those from other countries with open arms. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act… Read More »

It’s Not All In Your Head: Medical Leave and Mental Illness

By Scott Wagner & Associates, P.A. |

When your disability is a mental one, struggles may extend beyond the rigors daily life, especially when it comes to your employment. Questions like how and when should you disclose to your employer that you suffer a disability – and whether you need to disclose this in the first place – can be a… Read More »

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