In Florida, an at-will employee is one whose employment has no specified term and who may be terminated at the will of either party, with or without cause and with or without notice. However, an employer is not permitted to terminate an employee in violation of a state or federal […]Read More
Discrimination and Accommodations Policies in the Workplace Enacted in 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) grants people with disabilities rights to fair housing, education, public transportation, public accommodations, telecommunications and employment. Businesses are prohibited from discriminating against individuals with disabilities and must make reasonable accommodations for recruits and workers. […]Read More
The Foundation of Anti-Discrimination Laws Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of their inclusion in a protected class. This landmark legislation is the foundation for anti-discrimination and anti-harassment laws in the workplace. Title VII generally applies to businesses […]Read More
How will the Supreme Court’s decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) impact employment laws? Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Florida Civil Rights Act prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of race, sex, age, national origin, disability etc. Notice anything missing? […]Read More
In a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court recently ruled that a discrimination class action lawsuit brought by female employees of WalMart alleging unequal pay to male counterparts could not continue as single, national class. The decision stated that although a group of female employees could pursue legal action […]Read More
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