Employment law

Employment Discrimination Lawsuit Expectations | FGBO Law

February 22, 2021
Employment Discrimination Lawsuit: What to Expect Both federal and Florida law make it illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or marital status.  If an employee or a job applicant thinks that he or she has suffered illegal discrimination, they should consul...

Common Employment Discrimination Lawsuits | FGBO Law

February 15, 2021
What Are the Most Common Employment Discrimination Lawsuits in Florida? There are several common types of employment discrimination in Florida of which employees must be aware. Data from the EEOC (U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) from 2019 shows that retaliation continued to be the most frequently filed charge filed with the agency, followed by disability,...

COBRA Insurance: Continue Your Health Insurance After Your Employment Ends

December 23, 2020
What is COBRA? Simply put, COBRA allows for the continuation of your health insurance when you leave a job. The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act or “COBRA” provides employees and their families who’ve lost their health benefits with the right to elect to keep their group health benefits provided by their former employer for a limited amount of time....

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...

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