Worker in the United States are protected by certain state and federal laws aimed at ensuring a fair and discrimination free workplace. Most employers are required to comply with those laws. The Fair Labor Standard Act, or FLSA, for example, is where the federal minimum wage and overtime pay requirements are found. Are all employers […]
Members of the LGBT community and their supporters spent several decades fighting for the legalization of same-sex marriage across the United States. The battle was finally won recently when the Supreme Court of the United States, or SCOTUS, found marriage to be a “fundamental right” in a historic case before the court. Same-sex couples are […]
In the State of Florida, workers are protected by both federal and state laws against discrimination in the workplace. In some cases, individual acts constitute discrimination, such as not hiring a job applicant because of the applicant’s national origin, age, or disability. Discrimination, however, can also occur over a period of time, creating a “hostile […]
Most workplace discrimination lawsuits are settled out of court through a negotiated settlement. If, however, an out of court settlement is not forthcoming your case will proceed to trial and your award, assuming success, will be determined after trial. Topics covered in this report include: When Is Discrimination Illegal in the Workplace? Monetary Damages in […]
The EEOC can take months just to begin an investigation once a complaint is filed. Months, sometimes even years, may then pass before a resolution is reached or before the EEOC decides to pursue the matter further. For a wronged employee, this amounts to wasted time. Even the EEOC advises victims to consider retaining the […]
Only an experienced Florida employment law attorney can answer specific questions or provide you with individualized advice; however, it may help to separate some of the fact from fiction when it comes to what your employer can and cannot do in the workplace. As an employee in the United States you have a number of […]
Florida Employment Discrimination: When Is It Illegal from Richard Celler “Discrimination is always illegal in the workplace, right?” Like many people you may be under the impression that discrimination is always illegal. Learn more about Florida employment discrimination in this presentation.
If you believe you have been the victim if illegal employment discrimination you should consult with an experienced Florida employment law attorney to find out what legal options you may have; however, all employees should have a basic understanding of what constitutes illegal employment discrimination so that they can recognize it should it happen to […]