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September 2018 Archives

Man suing Southwest Airlines complains of whites-only breakroom

Southwest Airlines, which serves many locations in Florida, is now the target of a racial discrimination lawsuit. A former employee has charged the airline with tolerating racial discrimination that contributed to his job loss. According to his court filings, his co-workers had a whites-only break room at the airport where he worked.

McDonald's workers striking to protest harassment

Women who work at some Florida McDonald's restaurants are among those who participated in walkouts to protest the company's handling of sexual harassment. On Sept. 18, female workers at McDonald's locations in 10 major cities planned to walk out of work during the lunch rush. The protests come after an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaint was filed against McDonald's in May.

More than a third of workers experience on-the-job harassment

Boca Raton employees may not be surprised to learn that over a third of workers around the country have suffered from harassment in the workplace, according to a study. In addition, half of those workers were harassed due to their sex or gender. The study was conducted by Hiscox, an international insurance company.

Understanding ADA accommodations violations

The Americans with Disabilities Act is a federal civil rights law that protects individuals from discrimination based on disability. The law, also known as ADA, is an important component in anti-discrimination cases, especially in workplaces and public places such as restaurants and stores.

Group of states ask for new ruling on Title VII issue

In March 2018, the 6th Circuit ruled in favor of a transgender woman who was beginning the process of becoming a female. The woman claimed that she was fired from the funeral home that she worked at because of her gender identity. According to the court, an employer's religious beliefs do not justify discrimination and that Title VII protected transgender employees. However, how this applies to Florida residents may be unclear after a legal challenge from representatives of 16 states.

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