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June 2017 Archives

Wrongful termination in an FMLA case

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has reversed a lower court decision dismissing a case involving the Family and Medical Leave Act. The appellate court found that the reason for termination was not believable and that there were issues with the timing of the dismissal. Florida employers and employees alike may be interested in the scenario that led to this decision.

Similarities and differences in Title VII and Section 1981

Florida employees who wish to file a legal claim against an employer for racial discrimination may do so under 42 U.S.C. 1981 or Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. However, it is important to understand the differences in these two laws so that a legal claim is pursued properly. For example, Title VII deals with multiple protected classes while Section 1981 only prohibits racial and ethnic discrimination.

The 3 most common forms of workplace sexual harassment

Men and women alike can be victims of sexual harassment in the workplace. No matter where you work, you may have encountered harassing behaviors before. If so, you are familiar with the discomfort and anxiety that often results. According to the Huffington Post, as many as one in three women has experienced sexual harassment at work.

Uber makes changes after report issued

Many Florida employees understand just how much of a problem workplace sexual harassment can be. A former Uber engineer claimed that she was sexually harassed and that management did nothing after she reported the issue. On June 6, the company had a meeting involving all 12,000 of its employees. The meeting was to discuss the findings of an outside law firm that was hired after those specific allegation and other similar claims were made.

Is your workplace ADA compliant?

The Americans With Disabilities Act was passed in 1990 and has been one of the most important advancements made for the people who are covered under its terms. The law outlines various stipulations with the objective of making all places accommodating to individuals with special needs.

Specificity not requried for EEOC charge

Florida employees who have been victims of workplace sexual harassment may be interested in a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit regarding a quid pro quo sexual harassment claim. The court rejected the argument submitted by the employer that the EEOC charge did not specify quid pro quo harassment and reversed the dismissal of the claim and returned it to the court for trial.

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