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Former TBS employee files racial discrimination lawsuit

Florida cable viewers may be interested to learn that an African-American employee who once worked for TBS has filed a lawsuit against the company alleging racial discrimination. According to the woman, who was with the company for 13 years and was a manager in quality assurance, she was denied a promotion that was instead given to a white man who had fewer skills and was less qualified.

Former worker sues Tesla for racial discrimination

Florida readers may be interested to learn that a former Tesla employee has filed a class-action lawsuit against the automaker, claiming that the company's Fremont, California, factory is a "hotbed" for racial discrimination. The lawsuit was filed in Oakland on Nov. 13.

Researchers identify persistent hiring discrimination by race

A recent analysis of hiring studies that went back to 1989 revealed ongoing discrimination among employers throughout Florida and the rest of the U.S. The researchers looked at 28 studies that compared the number of job interview callbacks to the number of applicants by race. They concluded that hiring discrimination against blacks had not eased in 25 years while Latinos had only made some modest gains with callback figures.

MLB umpire alleges racial discrimination in lawsuit

Florida sports fans may be interested to learn that Major League Baseball umpire Angel Hernandez has filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the league and the commissioner of baseball. The lawsuit was filed on July 3.

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.

EEOC releases guidance on national origin discrimination

Employers in Florida and across the United States have received updated guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regarding national origin discrimination. The direction arrived in the form of a questions and answers guide intended to help employers better understand anti-discrimination laws. Businesses get tasked with familiarizing themselves with the updated guidance to ensure that they remain compliant with the anti-discrimination laws that impact national origin discrimination.

Preventing harassment and discrimination in restaurants

People who work in the hospitality industry in Florida know that restaurant culture is often casual and carefree. While camaraderie between coworkers can be a positive thing in a restaurant, some restaurant managers get too comfortable and end up crossing the line. Restaurant workers who feel that they have been sexually harassed or discriminated against at work may choose to file lawsuits.

Court dismisses racial discrimination claim on dreadlock ban

While some people may argue that not hiring people with dreadlocks is racial discrimination, a court recently ruled that it isn't. This decision could have ramifications in workplaces across Florida. According to the court's decision, racial discrimination is interpreted as discrimination against biological traits, not hairstyles that are generally associated with a particular race.

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