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Category Archives: Gender Discrimination

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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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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 »

Human Rights Ordinances and Gender Identity Discrimination

By Scott Wagner & Associates, P.A. |

Do all cities in Florida provide similar protections against employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity? According to a report from Jacksonville’s public radio WJCT News, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry released a memo to employees of the city, indicating that he is “changing the city’s employment policy to prohibit discrimination of any… Read More »

EEOC Update: Pregnancy Discrimination

By Scott Wagner & Associates, P.A. |

On July 14, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues along with a question and answer document about the guidance and a Fact Sheet for Small Businesses. This marks the first comprehensive update on the subject of discrimination against pregnant workers since the 1983 publication… Read More »

Florida State Law

By Scott Wagner & Associates, P.A. |

In Florida, women are now protected against workplace discrimination on the basis of pregnancy. In case no. SC12-2315 (FL, April 17, 2014) Delva v. The Continental Group, Inc., the Florida Supreme Court ruled 6-1 that the 1992 Florida Civil Rights Act, which bars discrimination based on “race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap,… Read More »

Lilly Ledbetter Equal Pay Act – Where Are We Now?

By Scott Wagner & Associates, P.A. |

Five years ago, President Obama signed into law the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, making it the first bill the new president signed. The Act was written to address the unequal salaries given to women and men for equal work. “It restored worker protections against pay discrimination, [and allowed] individuals who face pay discrimination… Read More »

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