Category Archives: Discrimination

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Are Unpaid “Volunteers” Protected Under Employment Discrimination Laws?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

With sexual harassment continuing to draw national attention in the wake of the #MeToo movement, it is important more now than ever that employers are cognizant of their responsibilities to their employees under the law – including volunteers. Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Florida Civil Rights Act… Read More »

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Eleventh Circuit Reinforces Convincing Mosaic Standard in Gender and Race Discrimination Cases

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

The case of Lewis v. Union City, Georgia, No. 15-11362 (11th Cir. December 15, 2017) involved perception of disability and the convincing mosaic standard for her race and gender claims.  Jacqueline Lewis is an African American police detective who was terminated from her position after ten (10) years of service based on the allegation… Read More »

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Responding to Employee Complaints in the Workplace: Best Practices for Business Owners, Employers, and Managers

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Are you an employer who  received a complaint from an employee concerning employment discrimination or sexual harassment? The first question any employer has in this circumstance is what to do. Have a System in Place to Receive Complaints  What are best practices for employers, business owners, and managers who receive complaints from employees? First… Read More »

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What is a Charge of Discrimination?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

If you have been the subject of employment discrimination or retaliation in Florida, you may be considering what steps you need to take to protect your rights under the law. Under Florida state law as well as federal law, there are important prerequisites an employee must take to preserve their abilities to bring a… Read More »

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What Does It Mean to File a Charge of Discrimination and Who Can File One?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

If you believe you have been discriminated or retaliated against at your Florida workplace due to your race, religion, national origin, gender, genetic information, disability, age, or sexual orientation, or even if you are an employer who is facing a discrimination charge, you are likely to have a lot of questions about how the… Read More »

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What Happens During the EEOC and FCHR Investigation Process After I File a Charge of Discrimination against my Florida Employer?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

So, you realized you may have an employment discrimination claim. If you’re at the point where you’ve gotten your ducks in a row and filed a Charge of Discrimination with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and/or Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR), you may then be wondering, what happens next? At first… Read More »

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Am I Protected Against Pregnancy Discrimination Under Florida Law?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

There are many ways in which women may face employment discrimination, from unequal pay to pregnancy discrimination on the job. If you work in Florida and were terminated or demoted after your employer found out you were pregnant, what kinds of protections exist under current law? Until 2015, the Florida Civil Rights Act (FCRA)… Read More »

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What Can I Do if My Employer Decides to Keep an Employee Who is Discriminating Against Me?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

It may be that you’ve complained about someone at work who is discriminating/harassing or retaliating against you at your Florida workplace, yet nothing has been done – that person is still employed. Or, maybe the employer decided to hire someone that they knew or should have known had a background of harassing behavior or… Read More »

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What is a Hostile Working Environment and What Should I Do if I Think I Have One?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Feel like the treatment you’re facing at work is unbearable? When might your workplace situation rises to the level of a hostile work environment claim? Hostile work environment claims are one of the most commonly misunderstood claims under the law. Many people believe that they have a hostile work environment claim when a coworker… Read More »

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

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

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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