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Florida Company Will Pay $50,000, Furnish Other Relief In Sex Discrimination Claim

By Scott Law Team |

On December 16th, 2022, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has agreed to pay $50,000 and furnish other forms of relief to resolve a sex discrimination claim. Qualtool, Inc.—a manufacturing firm based in Lake County, Florida—purportedly refused to hire female job applicants for evening positions in violation of federal and state workplace discrimination laws…. Read More »

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Two Florida Construction Companies Sued For Race Discrimination

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On September 30th, 2022, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that race discrimination in employment lawsuits have been filed against two construction companies in Florida. One of the employers is based in the Tampa area and the other employer is based in the Orlando area. Within this article, you will find a more… Read More »

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Employment Law: What Is A Federal EEO Complaint?

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The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was established as part of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It is the federal agency that administers and enforces civil rights laws related to discriminatory practices in the workplace. An employee who is covered by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act may file a… Read More »

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Kroger Will Pay $180,000 To Resolve Religious Discrimination Claim

By Scott Law Team |

October 27th, 2022, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that  Kroger Limited Partnership I—an Ohio-based company that owns the national grocery chain by the same name—will pay $180,000 to resolve a federal religious discrimination lawsuit. In this article, you will find a more detailed overview of the religious discrimination settlement and workplace… Read More »

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Florida Heavy Equipment Company Settles Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

By Scott Law Team |

On August 8th, 2022, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that Ring Power Corporation—a CAT affiliated heavy equipment dealer serving markets in North Florida and Central Florida—will pay $65,000 and revise its employment policies to resolve a racial discrimination lawsuit. In this article, you will find a more detailed overview of the settlement… Read More »

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An Overview Of National Origin Discrimination Claims In Florida

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Every worker deserves fair and equitable treatment in the workplace based on their own skills, qualifications, and experience—not on stereotypes or other preconceived notions based on their national origin. In this article, you will find an overview of national origin discrimination claims in Florida. What is National Origin Discrimination?  As explained by the U.S…. Read More »

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Five Things That Disabled Workers Should Know About Reasonable Accommodations

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a United States law that bars disability discrimination in the workplace. It goes beyond merely requiring covered employers to avoid active discrimination on the basis of disability status. The ADA also requires employers to offer reasonable accommodations to disabled workers. Here, our Florida disability discrimination lawyer highlights … Read More »

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Is A Man Protected Against Pregnancy Discrimination If His Wife/Partner Becomes Pregnant?

By Scott Law Team |

Under federal law (the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 (PDA)) all employers with 15 or more workers are expressly prohibited from discriminating against an employee based on pregnancy status. While the Florida Civil Rights Act (FCRA) does not expressly prohibit pregnancy, state courts have interpreted pregnancy discrimination as an inherent form of sex discrimination…. Read More »

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Florida Employer Settles Genetic Information Discrimination Claim

By Scott Law Team |

On July 6th, 2022, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that Brandon Dermatology—a skin care clinic with offices in Hillsborough County, Florida—has agreed to settle a genetic information discrimination claim. The employment lawsuit centered around this employer’s COVID-19 testing of the family members of workers. In this article, you will find an… Read More »

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Florida Franchise Restaurant Will Pay $100,000 To Settle Race And Sexual Orientation Discrimination Claim

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On July 11th, 2022, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) confirmed that a company called Neighborhood Restaurant Partners Florida, LLC (NRP) will pay $100,000 to a former employee to settle a discrimination and retaliation claim. NRP operates an Applebee’s franchise location in Plant City, Florida. The employee was subject to racial discrimination, sexual orientation… Read More »

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