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July 2011 Archives

More employees face stress of bullying in the workplace: Part II

Earlier this week, we began a discussion about bullying in the workplace. While schoolyards are full of bullies, some of those bullies grow up to continue their behavior in the workplace. A government study claims that employees are bullied in 25 percent of US workplaces.

More employees face stress of bullying in the workplace: Part I

Nearly all of us have been forced to deal with a bully at some point in our lives. In most cases, our traumatic incidents were limited to the schoolyard. The idea is that most children eventually outgrow the need to bully other people. Unfortunately, that isn't always the case.

Worker privacy upheld in ruling against Continental Airlines

Employers sometimes have the right to investigate an employee's personal life when challenging a work-related claim, but the circumstances in which this is allowed are limited. Certainly, employers should not be allowed to question or harass an employee about the nature of their divorce.

Study shows Florida employers discriminating based on joblessness

Because of the economic recession of the last few years, many qualified and skilled individuals have nonetheless been unable to find or keep work. Ironically, some employers in South Florida are refusing to consider applicants simply because they don't already have a job.

Other class-actions unhurt by Supreme Court's Wal-Mart ruling

Last month, we wrote about the important and highly-controversial ruling by the US Supreme Court. By a narrow majority, the Court ruled that a class-action gender discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart Inc. could not proceed. Because it would have been the largest class-action lawsuit in US history, many feared that the Court's decision would hinder the success of future employment lawsuits.

Verizon to pay largest ADA violations settlement in EEOC history

In May, we wrote that Starbucks was sued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) after an employee with dwarfism was fired for requesting a step ladder to aid her in her barista duties.

Study says 48 percent of gay Americans closeted at work: Part II

Earlier this week, we began a discussion about sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace. Despite Florida's vibrant GLBT community, we are among 29 states that do not prohibit employers from engaging in gay and lesbian discrimination at work.

Study says 48 percent of gay Americans closeted at work: Part I

Florida has a large and vibrant gay and lesbian community. Despite this, however, there are no state protections against discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation. Individual localities like Broward County have adopted some protective ordinances, but GLBT rights are still lacking in Florida.

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