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August 2016 Archives

Why people don't report sexual harassment

Many Florida residents who have been sexual harassment victim will not speak out for months or even years. There are several reasons why the victims of workplace sexual harassment often take lengthy periods of time before they report the harassment, including fears of losing their jobs, being in unequal power relationships with the perpetrators, concerns that others won't believe them and threats that have been made against them.

Study looks at sexual harassment in advertising

Florida women may experience workplace sexual harassment regardless of their occupations. A study released on Aug. 11 showed that women who work in advertising might be particularly vulnerable to workplace sexual harassment. In a summary of its research findings, industry trade group 4A said that over 50 percent of the female advertising workers it surveyed said that they had been sexually harassed.

How DOE rules impact Florida workers

The U.S. Department of Energy said it was improving protections for whistleblowers after a July report from the Government Accountability Office featured two employees who claimed they were retaliated against. For its report, the GAO studied 87 whistleblower cases and conducted interviews at multiple job sites. It found that the Energy Department rarely held contractors accountable for illegal retaliation even though it had the means to do so.

Do you know you can take FMLA leave for these reasons?

Work/life balance is important to many in the workplace. And, because of this, many employees take advantage of the benefits of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) when there is an extended medical need or emergency.

What exactly is quid pro quo harassment in the workplace?

In all employment situations, employees are expected to perform some type of work in exchange for their paycheck and various company benefits. It is a sort of trade agreement. The employee gets "something for something-which happens to be the Latin translation for Quid Pro Quo.

FMLA violation even though leave was granted

The Family and Medical Leave Act requires most employers in Florida and around the country to grant unpaid and job-protected leave to workers in certain situations, but companies may face sanctions for violating the 1993 law even when leave is granted. A federal appeals court ruled on June 28 that a bank worker's rights under the FMLA had been violated because a notice sent to him by his employer while he was taking covered leave did not mention that his job was protected.

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