Tag Archives: Florida Workplace Discrimination

Discrimination on the Basis of Marital Status Under Florida Law

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Can your employer discriminate against you on the basis of marital status? No, under the Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992 prohibits an employer from discriminating against an employee or a job applicant on the basis of “color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, or marital status.”. To better understand what discrimination based… Read More »

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Painting a Bullseye: New EEOC Guidelines on Retaliation in the Workplace

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Think you’re being retaliated against in the workplace? You’re not alone. Did you know that retaliation is the most common workplace issue alleged by employees in federal employment? According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), nearly 50 percent of complaints received involved retaliation allegations, while 42 percent of the EEOC’s findings of discrimination… Read More »

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Women in Tech: Making Progress for Workplace Equality

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According to a recent article in CNET, Qualcomm just agreed to a $19.5 million settlement in a sex discrimination class action lawsuit involving around 3,300 women who are currently employed or were formerly employed by the tech company. The chipmaker company agreed to this large settlement, in addition to enacting new policies to limit… Read More »

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Understanding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

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If you are pregnant and end up getting fired after you take time off to have the baby, can you file a workplace discrimination lawsuit? Specifically, is this a form of sex discrimination or pregnancy discrimination? What about a situation in which you need to take time off from work to care for a… Read More »

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Discrimination Against Same-Sex Spouse and Sex Discrimination at Work

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Can an employee find protections against discrimination through claims of sex discrimination—rather than discrimination based upon sexual orientation or gender identity—in order to expand gay rights in the workplace? That is the question recently posed by an article in Bloomberg Business in relation to a Walmart employee’s workplace discrimination claim. If the court decides… Read More »

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Florida Legislature Declines State Law Granting LGBT Protections at Work

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The Florida Competitive Workforce Act seemed like a step in the right direction for Florida lawmakers – a recently proposed bill (SB 120) which would expressly prohibit discrimination in the workplace against gay and transgender employees. However, the Florida legislature did not pass the bill. The bill not only aimed to prevent employment discrimination… Read More »

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Soft Sexism and Discrimination in the Male-Dominated Workplace

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When does sexism rise to the level of illegal workplace discrimination? According to a recent article in the Huffington Post, sexism happens in the workplace, but many women feel that they cannot find the right language to describe it. The kind of sexism that tends to be pervasive is not the stuff of sex… Read More »

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Proving Workplace Harassment

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Is it getting easier to prove workplace harassment? A recent article from Bloomberg BNA suggests that “workplace harassment claims based on a single incident between employees appear to be gaining traction with U.S. courts.” A number of recent cases have made their way to federal appeals courts, and the outcomes of those cases largely… Read More »

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LGBT Discrimination in the Workplace

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Although states across the nation last year witnessed the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic ruling legalizing same-sex marriage, in the question regarding whether it remains legal in the workplace a to discriminate against employees who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) within the is in limbo. Indeed, according to an article in USA… Read More »

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