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Employment Discrimination is Illegal It’s hard to imagine a world without the discrimination laws that protect employees today. It was once a common practice to fire a woman for getting pregnant or paying black workers a fraction of the wages white workers made. Thankfully, our country has put discrimination laws…

Florida Racial Discrimination Law In 1964 the United States saw a historical breakthrough for civil rights with the signing of the Civil Rights Act. This legislation helped to stop the widespread injustice among marginalized groups in the United States by prohibiting unequal application of voter registration requirements, racial segregation in…

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination Law The past decade has seen history made with the legalization of same sex marriage and several states enacting various laws to protect members of the LGBT community. Various aspects of our society still discriminate against LGBT individuals through housing, healthcare, education and employment….

Gender Discrimination in Employment In the past decade, there have been many breakthroughs for different groups that have been discriminated against in the workplace. Now more than ever, the use of much less discriminatory employment practices has become more widespread. However, this doesn’t mean that all employers are not discriminatory…

What Kind of Questions are Illegal in an Interview? Job interviews are conducted to get the measure of a prospective employee through interpersonal questioning. If you’ve made it as far as the interviewing stage, its safe to say that an employer is at least interested in you but now they…

What is sexual harassment? Sexual harassment is technically a form of sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and is also illegal under section 760.10 of the Florida Statutes. Both federal and state law describe sexual harassment as “unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal…

Defining Sexual Harassment Professionalism is the hallmark of a successful and efficient workplace but the standards of what we consider a professional work environment have shifted over the years. Office spaces have begun shifting from gray wastelands of cubicles to more open and accessible workspaces that mimic those used by…

Recently, there was a terrible tragedy involving a disgruntled employee who sought revenge against the television network that fired him and replaced him with his ex-coworker. In March of 2012, Vester Lee Flanagan whose television name was Bryce Williams began to work in broadcast journalism after he was hired by…

At the end of last year, there was an article published in the New York Times that illustrated how major companies are taking parental leave serious. Millennials are the biggest generation to hit the work force to date and they have high expectations for their future careers. They want to…

During this past summer, FedEx settled a $227 million lawsuit that alleged the company misclassified its delivery drivers as independent contractors. More than 2,000 FedEx workers were paid out because the classification as independent contractors allows FedEx to not offer employee benefits such as sick leave, overtime or mileage. Plaintiffs…