Tag Archives: West Palm Beach Employment Discrimination Lawyer

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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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Florida Law on Bathrooms and Transgender Employees

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

With North Carolina’s recent passing of House Bill 2 (HB2) and national news outlets focusing on issues of sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination, it is important for employers and employees in Florida to think carefully about the laws in our state for employers and transgender employees using the bathrooms. If a Florida employer… Read More »

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Discrimination Against Same-Sex Spouse and Sex Discrimination at Work

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

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

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

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

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

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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Tracking Race and Gender Data to Prevent Wage Discrimination

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Can we prevent wage discrimination in the workplace if we understand its frequency? According to a recent article in CNN Money, a proposal from the White House would “require companies and federal contractors with more than 100 employees to report race and gender data across 12 different salary ranges to the Equal Employment Opportunity… Read More »

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Human Rights Ordinances and Gender Identity Discrimination

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Do all cities in Florida provide similar protections against employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity? According to a report from Jacksonville’s public radio WJCT News, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry released a memo to employees of the city, indicating that he is “changing the city’s employment policy to prohibit discrimination of any… Read More »

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Proving Workplace Harassment

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

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

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

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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