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Category Archives: Discrimination

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 »

What to Expect for Your Employment Law Deposition

By Scott Wagner & Associates, P.A. |

What is a Deposition? When you are involved in an employment lawsuit and you learn that the date and time for your deposition have been set, you might be unsure of what you should expect. What is a deposition? A deposition is an event during litigation where a witness or party to litigation is… Read More »

Obesity as a Protected Trait in the Workplace

By Scott Wagner & Associates, P.A. |

If your employer discriminates against you at work because of obesity, do you have the same recourse as an employee who is the victim of discrimination based on race, religion, or another protected trait? Or, if obesity cannot be considered a protected trait, can it be classified as a disability under the Americans with… Read More »

Florida Law on Bathrooms and Transgender Employees

By Scott Wagner & Associates, P.A. |

With North Carolina’s recent passing of House Bill 2 (HB2) and national news outlets focusing on issues of sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination, it is important for employers and employees in Florida to think carefully about the laws in our state for employers and transgender employees using the bathrooms. If a Florida employer… Read More »

Fighting Age Discrimination at Work

By Scott Wagner & Associates, P.A. |

Many employees who are nearing retirement age have concerns about age discrimination at their places of employment. How can you be certain if you have been discriminated against because of age? And are there any steps you can take to prevent age discrimination from happening in the first place? According to a recent article… Read More »

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