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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

By Scott Law Team |

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

By Scott Law Team |

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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EEOC: Florida Employee Receives $70,000 In Pregnancy Discrimination Claim

By Scott Law Team |

On April 26th, 2022, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that a $70,000 settlement has been reached in a pregnancy discrimination claim on behalf of an employee in North Florida. DLS Engineering Associates will pay $70,000 to a woman who had her job offer revoked after she disclosed her pregnancy status. In this… Read More »

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Miami Grocery Store Will Pay Florida $75,000 To Settle Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit

By Scott Law Team |

On May 16th, 2022, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) officially announced that Presidente Supermarket No. 31, Inc.—a grocery store based in Miami, Florida—has agreed to pay $75,000 to an employee who was the victim of pregnancy discrimination in the workplace. The suit came after a worker was fired when a manager found out… Read More »

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

By Scott Law Team |

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?

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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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