The battle for equality in the workplace between men and women has been going on for decades in the United States. Despite efforts to create pay equality, statistics tell us that men still earn more than women, on average, for the same job. You may be asking the obvious question “ I am paid less […]
We’ve come a long way. And yet… Federal civil rights laws protect people from discrimination on the basis of their gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age and disability status. Unfortunately, neither Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 nor any other federal laws guarantee that gay people will be free from employment […]
Today presented another interesting issue regarding the workplace. A night time supervisor at a hotel was passed over for a promotion to night shift manager because the owner of the hotel felt that it was too dangerous of a position for her. Instead, he promoted a man, claiming that he was looking out for the […]
Women who become aware that they have been paid less for doing the same work as male co-workers may be curious about what remedies the law can provide. Fortunately, the federal Equal Pay Act (EPA) was enacted in 1963 as an amendment to the existing Fair Labor Standards Act and requires employers to compensate males […]
Employment Discrimination: Who Is Liable? from Richard Celler There are a number of federal laws that prohibit various forms of employment discrimination. Many states, including Florida, have also passed anti-discrimination legislation. Learn more about it in this presentation.
While things have certainly changed for women in the workplace over the last several decades, women still face employment related issues that men do not. Pregnancy, for example, is something that only women have to deal with in the workplace. Women still worry about breaking the news of a pregnancy, finding a job when pregnant, […]
An interesting case I handled this month involved a female employee who was working for a large company. She had a male supervisor who, in the past, had made sexually charged remarks to her and even groped her breasts once before. My client reported this to HR but declined to move forward with the claim […]
In the United States, employees work at will and employers are allowed to hire, fire, promote or refuse to hire anyone for any reason. However, there are some exceptions to this. Civil rights laws on the federal level have established certain protected classes and the law says that there are certain things your employer is […]