Florida employees may file discrimination charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). When the EEOC receives a charge, the first step is to notify the employer that this has happened. From there, an investigation will likely occur, and the type of investigation that occurs will depend largely on the strength of the evidence a worker presents. It may reveal that no wrongdoing occurred, which would result in the charge being dismissed.
Florida readers might be interested to learn that Dell Technologies has agreed to settle a workplace discrimination lawsuit for $7 million. The deal was announced by the U.S. Department of Labor on Sept. 30.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.