Category Archives: Discrimination

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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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Florida Company Agrees to Pay $35,000 to Settle Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

On December 18th, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that Interconnect Cable Technologies Corporation—an electronic products manufacturing company headquartered in Florida—will pay $35,000 to settle a disability discrimination claim filed on behalf of an employee. The company also entered a consent decree with the federal agency. The EEOC filed the employment claim… Read More »

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Religious Accommodations in the Workplace: An Overview of Employee Rights

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating against employees and job applicants on the basis of religion or their lack of religion. Beyond merely avoiding overt acts of disparate treatment, covered employers also have a duty to provide reasonable religious accommodations to employees. Many workers in Florida have… Read More »

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No Pretext for Illegal Discrimination: How Florida Businesses Can Protect Themselves Against Baseless Accusations

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Florida employers need to carefully document key employment-related decisions, such as when and how to promote certain employees. It is far too easy to fall into a trap where a disgruntled employee turns around and files a lawsuit alleging illegal discrimination when they have been denied a promotion. Under federal law, an employer can… Read More »

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“Don’t Complain or We Might Get Sued!” Why Florida Employers Need to Avoid Discouraging Employees from Voicing Concerns About Workplace Discrimination

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Florida employers need to exercise care when dealing with employees who have alleged illegal discrimination in the workplace. Even if the allegations of discrimination prove to be unfounded, you cannot punish the employee who initially made the complaint. Such acts of “retaliation” are also illegal. Of course, you can still discipline or fire an… Read More »

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