Tag Archives: Florida Employment Discrimination Lawyers
Supervisor Liability: When a Supervisor’s Actions Expose Employers to Lawsuit
With the prevalence of claims against harassers as part of the #metoo movement, this is an excellent time for employers to review their policies and procedures as they relate to reporting harassment and handling complaints of harassment. A common misconception by many Florida employers is that they are not responsible for the actions of… Read More »
What is a Charge of Discrimination?
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 »
Are Criminal Background Checks for Florida Employees Legal?
When you apply for a job in Florida, is your future employer allowed to use the results of a criminal background check when making an employment decision? Or are they allowed to run a background check on you prior to offering you the position? What about running a background check on you while you… Read More »
What Can I Do if My Employer Decides to Keep an Employee Who is Discriminating Against Me?
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 »
What Does It Mean to “Mitigate Your Damages” in Your Employment Law Case, and Why Does It Matter?
An individual seeking to proceed with a claim for wrongful termination or discrimination in the workplace may be informed at some point of the need to “mitigate their damages.” But what does it mean to “mitigate damages” and why are these important in your employment claim? In short, mitigating your damages means that an employee… Read More »
The Stress of It All: ADA Stressful Workplace Claims
There is no dispute that work can be stressful. But when does the stress of the job become so severe that it may qualify you to make a request for a reasonable accommodation under disability law, including Americans With Disabilities Act as Amended (ADA) accommodations from your employer? If the stress comes from the… Read More »
On the Horizon: Florida Legislation SB 410 Seeks Equal Pay for Women
In the wake of the success of California and Massachusset’s new, state equal pay acts, Florida legislatures have the opportunity to make a mark in history with SB 410. SB 410, seeks to ban employers from paying workers differently based on sex or gender identity. While there is already federal law making unequal pay… Read More »
Employer Insurance Coverage for Gender Transition or Sex Transformation Procedures: Robison v. Dignity Health (N.D. Cal)
If you work for an employer through which you have insurance coverage, yet your coverage does not include “sex transformation surgery,” could your employer be violating the law? As the recent Northern District of California case of Robinson v. Dignity Health contends, this may represent a form of gender discrimination. Although the case is… Read More »
ADA Title III Claims and Website Accessibility
You might know that Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects people from disability discrimination in places of public accommodation. For employers who have physical structures in which their businesses are based, it is clear how Title III applies to those spaces. However, what has not been so clear in recent… Read More »
Equal Employment Tips for Small Businesses: Making It Equal and Getting It Right
So, maybe you’ve just opened your company and you’re finally in the place to hire employees. Or, maybe, you are an established company, but have been too busy building the company to consider equal employment laws? Either way, it is important to know that regardless of how long you’ve been established, even small employers… Read More »