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September 2014 Archives

Understanding quid pro quo sexual harassment

As an employee in the state of Florida you have many rights, some of which you may not even be aware of. It is important for you to know right from wrong in the workplace, as this allows you to act in an appropriate manner while also dealing with any action from another worker that may be considered crossing the line.

What are the basics of workplace sexual harassment?

You have many rights as an employee in the state of Florida. This includes the ability to do your job without being sexually harassed. In addition to federal laws protecting employees against such activity, there are state laws in place as well.

Florida university entangled in race discrimination case

Florida International University is heading to court to deal with a race discrimination lawsuit. The suit, filed by a former professor, was brought forth once the man was fired from his position after multiple attempts to find a teaching position in Haiti. The man was fired late last year, but has hopes of once again teaching at the university's engineering school in the future.

The 2 sides of wrongful termination

With wrongful termination laws varying from one state to the next, it is important to know how things work where your company is located. Many of our Florida readers are well aware that there are wrongful termination lawsuits filed in the Sunshine State every year; however, they don't understand what these entail and that there are two parties fighting for what they believe is right.

What is the legal definition of quid pro quo sexual harassment?

Quid pro quo is Latin for "this for that" or "something for something." The legal definition of quid pro quo sexual harassment is therefore promising something to an employee in exchange for a sexual favor. Examples of quid pro quo sexual harassment include:

Florida State University sets up sexual assault policies, website

The federal government has had a hand in investigating Florida State University recently, particularly pertaining to the way that the university has worked through claims of sexual assault on campus. The Office for Civil Rights is working on the case, which is part of the Department of Education.

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