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March 2015 Archives

Women say "Uncle Touchy" is to blame for their sexual harassment

There is a fine line between being friendly in the workplace and activities that are considered inappropriate. All employees should be educated on how to behave, even those who hold high ranking positions. A woman who worked for a Florida fire department says that she became fed up with the sexual harassment she was forced to endure by the chief of personnel.

Woman accuses UPS of violating the Pregnancy Discrimination Act

Depending upon the type of work, a woman may not be able to continue to perform her job as normal during pregnancy. This could require a Florida employer to make reasonable concessions so that the woman may be able to work. A former driver for UPS alleges that she was not accommodated during her pregnancy and that the company violated the Pregnancy Discrimination Act.

Nursing home board is accused of wrongful termination

There are many reasons why an employee may be terminated legally, while others are blatant violations of employment laws. A Florida resident who was the executive director of a now-closed nursing home claims that he suffered a wrongful termination at the hands of the authority board. The authority board was created by special legislature and consisted of seven members. Three members were chosen by the mayor, three by city council and the seventh was appointed by the other six members.

Facebook accused of race and gender discrimination by ex employee

The name synonymous with social media is back in the headlines, but not in a positive light. Facebook users in Florida and across the world may be shocked to hear the accusations against the media giant. A woman who worked for the company is claiming that the company treated her unfairly because of her race and gender. She has filed a discrimination claim against the company and mentions a significant number of employees who allegedly mistreated her. One of them was named and 50 more were unnamed.

Ex-Google worker exposes her alleged sexual harassment on Twitter

Google is once again in the headlines but not for new technological developments. Fans of Google in Florida and elsewhere may be very surprised to hear the story of one of its former female employees. She is claiming that she was the victim of sexual harassment and that nothing was ever done to help her.

Man alleges racial discrimination due to a rejected I-9 document

The I-9 form has very strict guidelines outlining which forms of identification may or may not be used. People who are hired or need their credentials re-verified should all be subjected to the same rules and not have their paperwork rejected unless their documents are not those allowed according to the I-9's instructions. A man who worked for a Florida hotel that is owned by Hilton Worldwide is claiming that, due to racial discrimination, the documents he presented for re-verification were unnecessarily rejected.

Nurse not allowed to care for patient claims discrimination

After being denied the ability to care for a patient for 17 days, a nurse is seeking retribution for her treatment. The woman, who is an African-American, is still currently employed by the Palms of Pasadena Hospital in Florida. She was originally hired as a dietary aid in 1998 but later became a nurse. She alleges that she was turned away from caring for a patient because of her race and has filed a discrimination claim against the hospital.

Copperfield pays out over $500k to employees for unpaid overtime

To make extra money, many employees choose to work additional hours so that they can earn overtime pay to help support their families. Planning for the overtime pay and then not receiving it can cause a financial hardship for a Florida family. Employees who worked for magician David Copperfield are claiming that is what happened to them.

Seasons 52 accused of not hiring people based upon discrimination

Selecting the right person to fill a fill a position is never an easy task. There are many criteria for which an employer can eliminate a potential applicant. Some are considered illegal. If a Florida company is not cautious regarding its hiring practices to stay within the confines of the law, it may be accused of discrimination.

Restaurant accused of not paying its kitchen staff overtime

The way in which employees are classified can directly impact how they are paid. Certain classes of workers are exempt from being paid overtime under the law, but these classifications must be tied correctly to the appropriate employees. When Florida employees are not classified properly, they may approach their employer for any unpaid overtime to which they believe they are entitled.

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