Category Archives: Discrimination

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How Are Damages Determined In An Employment Discrimination Lawsuit In Florida?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Employees in Florida should not be subject to unlawful discrimination in the workplace. There are federal and state regulations in place to protect workers, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992. An employee who was subject to illegal discrimination on the job has… Read More »

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Can I Get Telework As A Reasonable Accommodation?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is a federal law that prohibits disability discrimination. The statute imposes a number of different responsibilities under employers with 15 or more employees, including the duty to provide reasonable accommodation. You may be wondering: Can I get telework as a reasonable workplace accommodation? The answer depends… Read More »

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Your Guide To The Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA)

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Age discrimination in the workplace can take a wide range of different forms. One of the most underappreciated forms of age discrimination is the intentional targeting of older, more senior employees in layoffs and staff reductions. A federal law called the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA) helps to provide important legal protections in… Read More »

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Sex Discrimination Claim Against University Of Miami Set To Go To Trial

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

On October 6th, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published a press release confirming that a federal judge has denied a motion for summary judgment filed by the University of Miami. In doing so, the judge is allowing an employee’s sex-based discrimination claim to proceed to trial. In this article, you will find… Read More »

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Pregnancy And Reasonable Accommodations: Know Your Rights In Florida

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

All employers should assess employees based on their qualifications—not on stereotypes. Workplace discrimination is unacceptable. Unfortunately, too many pregnant employees face discriminatory treatment from employers. Not only do many employers have a proactive duty to avoid pregnancy discrimination, they may be required to provide a reasonable accommodation. In this article, you will find a… Read More »

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Miami, FL Grocery Store Sued For Pregnancy Discrimination

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

On September 23rd, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced the filing of a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against Presidente Supermarket No. 31, Inc., the Miami location of a regional grocery store chain. The federal agency contends that the employer fired a worker simply because she was pregnant—a violation of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act…. Read More »

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EEOC Wins Half Million Verdict In Sex Discrimination Case In Florida

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

On August 3rd, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published an official press release confirming that the agency has obtained a $500,000 verdict from a federal jury in a Florida sex discrimination case. In this article, you will find a more comprehensive overview of the verdict and an explanation of your right to… Read More »

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Can A Florida Employer Discriminate Against LGBTQ Workers Based On Customer Preference?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Last June, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a landmark ruling in Bostock v. Clayton Cty., Georgia. In the decision, the court’s majority clarified that LGBTQ workers are already protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Discrimination on the basis of LGBTQ status is a form of sex discrimination. You… Read More »

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Miami EEOC Office Hosts Event Highlighting COVID-19 And Impact On Asian-American Employees

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Last month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) hosted a free event to bring attention to the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the Asian-American community across the country—particularly in regards to “violence, harassment and acts of bias against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs).” The event was held in Miami, FL… Read More »

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EEOC Files Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Against South Florida Hotel

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

On February 24th, 2021, the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that the agency is filing a religious discrimination lawsuit against Noble House Solé, LLC, a boutique hotel located in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. The federal agency charges that the company unlawfully discriminated against an employee when it refused to offer a religious accommodation… Read More »

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