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September 2011 Archives

Judges block class-action status in Costco gender bias lawsuit

The US Supreme Court's ruling earlier this summer in the Wal-Mart gender discrimination case was predicted by some to be a death knell for all similar class-action suits in the future. Experts predicted that the ruling would make it much more difficult to pursue class-action status in future employment lawsuits.

Fired HR manager sues Florida company for whistleblower retaliation

Florida law protects employees who report illegal activity at their company. These "whistleblower laws" make it illegal for employers to fire an employee who reports illegal activity or who cooperates with a similar investigation.

Florida Muslim sues former employer for discrimination

Ten years after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, many American Muslims still feel that they are targets of discrimination and suspicion. And the effects are felt nationwide, even here in Florida.

Judge's ruling protects employees who post about work on Facebook

Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are now so common that they have become an extension of our daily lives and conversations. This includes our conversations with coworkers. But have you ever posted something job-related on Facebook and then feared you may have said too much?

Survey shows many engage in office romances despite risks: Part II

Earlier this week, we wrote about the results of a recent survey by In a survey of 3,900 workers, 40 percent said they have dated a colleague at some point in their careers. Ten percent have done so in the last year, and 30 percent ended up marrying their office flame.

Survey shows many engage in office romances despite risks: Part I

Finding romance at the office has long been considered a bad idea, or at least a risky one. When things go wrong, awkward encounters with your ex are not the only consequence.

Borders Group faces lawsuit concerning its handling of layoffs

Earlier this summer, book lovers were sad to hear that Borders was going out of business and would soon be closing its doors. In Florida, we are losing 16 Borders stores including one here in Fort Lauderdale. Especially troubled by the news were the 11,000 employees losing their jobs at Borders.

Model sues 'Price is Right' producers for sexual harassment

For decades, "The Price is Right" has been one of America's favorite television game shows. For many fans, one of its appeals is that the show is both entertaining and wholesome. Apparently, though, behaviors backstage do not always match what viewers see.

Florida State exec sues university after being fired for alcoholism

Earlier this week, we wrote about a Gay couple in Florida that recently settled a discrimination lawsuit with their former employer. The two men allege that they were wrongfully terminated after they disclosed to their employers that they are HIV positive.

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