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What to know about racial discrimination at work

Employers in Florida and throughout the United States ate not allowed to discriminate against workers based on their skin color or ethnicity. They are also not allowed to discriminate based on other attributes such as national origin per the terms of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Discrimination can occur whether an employer intended to do so or not. In other words, a policy could violate the terms of the Civil Rights Act even if it was designed to apply to everyone.

Black women experience more workplace sexual harassment

Black women in Florida and across the U.S. are more likely to be subjected to and report workplace sexual harassment than white women, according to a new study. The study was recently published in the journal Gender, Work and Organization.

Supreme Court removes barrier for workplace discrimination cases

Workers experiencing discrimination in Florida need not file complaints first with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission prior to suing employers in federal court. In a rare unanimous decision from the Supreme Court of the United States, the justices ruled that the requirement in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act that compels people to complain first to the EEOC, or its equivalent state agency, did not automatically force federal courts to dismiss workplace discrimination cases that had not first sought relief through the EEOC.

Boeing employee says he faced racial harassment at work

Florida employees who encounter workplace harassment based on race may be able to file a lawsuit against their employer. A 57-year-old man has done so against Boeing, alleging that he suffered racial harassment while working for the company in North Charleston, South Carolina.

Man files complaint alleging racial discrimination

A site captain for a group of security guards has fired a discrimination complaint against the state of Florida and G4S Secure Solutions. The latter was his parent company when he worked from January 2017 to February 2019.

Racial discrimination suit filed against large shipping carrier

A group of 19 African-American workers is suing a major shipping company for permitting a racially hostile work environment in one of its distribution centers. The company has distribution centers in all 50 states, including Florida, but the allegations giving rise to the suit took place in Ohio.

Florida woman sues donut shop for racial discrimination

A Dunkin' Donuts shop in Miami stands accused of racially discriminating against a female employee. The woman has filed a lawsuit alleging that her manager and co-workers treated her poorly because of her race and then retaliated by taking her off the work schedule.

Oracle sued by the U.S. Department of Labor

A landmark discrimination lawsuit against a major technology company could have consequences for employers in Florida and across the country. According to the suit, tech giant Oracle has employed policies so discriminatory that it led to more than $400 million in lost wages for black, Asian, and female employees over a period of approximately four years.

DOL claims Oracle practiced race and gender discrimination

Some tech workers in Florida may have faced workplace discrimination on the basis of race or sex. Following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor, the company Oracle is alleged by the DOL to have underpaid female, black and Asian employees by a total of $400 million over four years.

Gaming employee speaks out against racial bias

Employees who have experienced racial discrimination on the job in Florida could take legal action. However, finding justice could be a difficult process. Recently, one employee of Blizzard spoke out regarding the ongoing discrimination he experienced after he was hired on for a full-time position with the popular gaming company in 2016. The employee, a Mexican-American male, claims he was routinely singled out by a white female coworker due to his racial background.

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