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November 2011 Archives

More companies trying to quietly settle sexual harassment claims

Earlier this week, we wrote about the damaging physical and psychological effects women can suffer as a result of sexual harassment in the workplace. Sadly, sexual harassment is still a frequent problem for both women and men in Broward County and across Florida.

FAU strengthens and clarifies anti-discrimination policies

Although Broward County and other parts of Florida have passed ordinances prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation, there is still no statewide law offering this protection. As we have previously written, pending legislation known as the Competitive Workforce Act may soon change that.

Fox Searchlight faces wage lawsuit from unpaid interns: Part II

Earlier this week, we began a discussion about unpaid internships. Two young men who worked as unpaid interns for the movie "Black Swan" have filed an open class-action lawsuit against Fox Searchlight Pictures seeking back pay. They also want to prevent the company from hiring unpaid interns in the future.

Fox Searchlight faces a wage lawsuit from unpaid interns: Part I

In June, we wrote about an important employment issue that affects many Florida students and companies each year: unpaid internships. Employers are often ignorant of the requirements that must be met in order to legally provide an unpaid internship at a for-profit company.

South Florida chef sues restaurant for coworker sexual harassment

When most people think of workplace sexual harassment, it often takes the form of male to female harassment. But sexual harassment can be between coworkers of any gender, and can include any unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature.

Senior agency in South Florida faces age discrimination lawsuit

A 69-year-old South Florida woman has filed a lawsuit against her former employer alleging disability discrimination as well as age discrimination. Ironically, her former employer is an agency that provides resources to senior citizens and caregivers.

Florida lawmakers consider many anti-discrimination bills: Part II

Earlier this week, we wrote that Florida lawmakers have recently proposed at least five bills that would prohibit specific discriminatory actions by employers in the state. If passed, these bills would level the playing field for many struggling Florida residents including the GLBT community and those whose jobs were affected by the recession.

Florida lawmakers consider many anti-discrimination bills: Part I

Last month, we wrote that a state legislator has introduced a bill called the Competitive Workforce Act that seeks to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation in all Florida workplaces. The bill also applies to gender identity or expression discrimination.

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