Employee Rights

Pregnancy Discrimination: Real-World Examples of Women Who Fought Back

August 21, 2020
Pregnancy discrimination is all too common in the workplace. Claims for pregnancy discrimination are increasing all over the U.S. Last year, the EEOC filed 3,000 claims of pregnancy discrimination. More than $22 million in payouts for those claims were ultimately paid—that’s more than a 30% increase in the annual average ($17 million) recorded over the last decade. Wh...

Florida Age Discrimination: Do you have a Valid Claim?

August 18, 2020
Hey, Floridians, here are some startling statistics: The number of age-related discrimination charges filed with employers and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) by workers who were over age 65 doubled from 1990 to 2017. Almost half (44%) of employees said they or someone they know experienced age discrimination on the job. At least 21% said...

Whistleblower Retaliation: Survival and Next Steps

July 30, 2020
Whistleblower retaliation occurs when an employer penalizes a worker for engaging in protected activity.  Protected activity is when an employee objects to or refuses to participate in, an activity, policy, or practice of their employer that is in violation of a law, rule, or regulation. What are Common Examples of Whistleblower Retaliation? In whistleblower retaliation...

Does Florida Law Require Employers to Give Overtime and Holiday Pay to Employees?

July 17, 2020
Florida doesn’t have its own laws that require employers to give vacation or holiday leave to employees. However, there are Florida companies that do provide vacation or holiday pay as part of their benefits. Also, the state doesn’t have any overtime laws on the books that differ from federal labor laws. Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), it’s not ...

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