Most disabled workers at Florida companies are protected under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act from illegal workplace discrimination. Employers are required to make reasonable accommodations for workers who are disabled unless the requested accommodations would present undue hardships for the company. If your employer has refused to make reasonable accommodations that would allow you to do your job, you may have the basis for seeking damages.
The Civil Rights Act forbids discrimination due to a person's sincerely held religious beliefs, and employers are responsible for fairly hiring, firing, promotions, layoffs and making accommodations for their employees to practice their religion. Employers who only hire or promote those that share the same faith as them, or refuse to reasonable accommodate a faith-based activity are acting unlawfully.
Employers in Florida and the rest of the nation should be aware of the proper protocol for Family and Medical Leave Act administration. Workers should also be cognizant as well so that they can recognize when their rights are being violated.
On Nov. 4, a judge in Pennsylvania ruled that an anti-discrimination case could proceed. The rationale was that anti-gay discrimination was considered discrimination based on sex under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In this case, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission took action against a health care facility based on the actions of one employee. That person reportedly used several offensive slurs to describe an individual who worked under his supervision.