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May 2017 Archives

What to know about sexual harassment on the job

Florida residents may have heard about sexual harassment and gender discrimination claims made at companies such as Fox News and Uber. However, other organizations such as Microsoft, Wells Fargo and KPMG have also had problems related to these issues. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, one out of three women have been sexually harassed at work. It also noted that the least likely response is for any formal action to be taken.

Judge rules in favor of trans woman

Florida residents may have heard about a case involving a transgender woman who will be allowed to sue her employer under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The court ruled that she could proceed with an employment discrimination lawsuit because gender dysphoria is covered by the ADA. The lawsuit was originally filed in 2014 and claimed that the woman was fired after false accusations were made against her.

Myths and misconceptions about workplace sexual harassment

Sexual harassment is a common occurrence in the workplace, but some believe it is underreported. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reports that the number of sex-based harassment allegations has remained about the same over the past six years. In 2016, the EEOC received 12,860 reports, but this does not include charges filed with state or local agencies. One reason sexual harassment goes unreported is because of the myths surrounding the issue. 

Many female fast food workers are subjected to sexual harassment

Sexual harassment is a problem across virtually all industries, but female workers in certain fields may be experiencing it at higher rates than those in others. According to Eater, 40 percent of American women who work within the fast food industry experience on-the-job sexual harassment, and these unwanted advances are having considerable negative impacts that extend far beyond the workplace.

Acting as a whistleblower in the workplace

Florida employees might have heard about whistleblowers in the news and wondered what protections could be available for them if they have observed something illegal in their workplace. Different industries have different standards and offer different protections. However, there are a few overall rules that most employees should observe.

FMLA case looks at decision behind woman's firing

Although the Family and Medical Leave Act grants employees in Florida some protections when they need to attend to health problems for themselves or family members, the use of the leave sometimes results in legal disputes. An employee could be fired after returning from a leave, like the plaintiff in a case reviewed in April by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. Under certain circumstances, such an action could be considered retaliation for lawful conduct and a court might assign liability to the employer for damages suffered by the plaintiff.

How does Florida protect whistleblowers?

As a Florida whistleblower -- someone who exposes wrongdoing within a private or public company -- you have certain legal protections. Your colleagues and superiors, for example, may not retaliate against you because of your decision to report unethical or unlawful actions, and there are several specific protections and statutes that protect you as a Florida employee.

Whistleblower watchdog accused of altering retaliation reports

Boca Raton residents may be interested to learn that a U.S. senator has accused the Pentagon's internal watchdog office of changing the results of whistleblower retaliation investigations. The allegations were made on April 27.

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