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Category Archives: Discrimination

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Age Discrimination in Florida Employment: Do I Have a Claim?

By Scott Wagner & Associates, P.A. |

Concerned you have been the victim of age discrimination in Florida? Were you recently demoted or terminated for reasons that may have to do with your age? Or did you apply for a job recently, and do you suspect that the company decided not to hire you because of your age? You may be… Read More »

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Proposed Legislative Changes to the Florida Civil Rights Act and HB 1255

By Scott Wagner & Associates, P.A. |

Change is a coming, but should you be worried? We’re talking about the Florida Civil Rights Act and HB 1255, a new bill has recently been introduced in the Florida House of Representatives by the Florida Commission on Human Relations, the entity charged with enforcing the Florida Civil Rights Act. The proposed legislation, HB… Read More »

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On the Horizon: Florida Legislation SB 410 Seeks Equal Pay for Women

By Scott Wagner & Associates, P.A. |

In the wake of the success of California and Massachusset’s new, state equal pay acts, Florida legislatures have the opportunity to make a mark in history with SB 410. SB 410, seeks to ban employers from paying workers differently based on sex or gender identity. While there is already federal law making unequal pay… 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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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 »

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