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February 2012 Archives

Last Year's EEOC data for South Florida reflects national trend

At the beginning of the month we posted about the latest national data from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The data reveals a record number of workplace discrimination charges filed with the agency in 2011.

Starbucks sued for disability discrimination in hiring

Federal and Florida law protects employees from discrimination in the workplace. Additionally, the law protects applicants from hiring discrimination based on race, religion, gender and a host of other characteristics.

Pregnancy discrimination plagues the workplace, EEOC says

In our last post we discussed a case involving a woman who pursued a lawsuit alleging wrongful termination due to lactation discrimination. Though such cases can appear to be unbelievable at this period in time, recent testimony reveals that pregnancy discrimination remains rampant in the American workplace.

Judge says lactation discrimination is legal

We have written previously about the ways in which workplace discrimination plagues various groups in Southern Florida and across the nation. One of these groups consists of pregnant and breastfeeding women.

Fashion models organize to improve employment protections

South Florida has more than its share of beautiful people and beautiful locations for fashion photo shoots. For these and many other reasons, our state has a strong connection to the modeling industry.

FMLA may soon be updated to benefit more Americans

Americans work hard, and for many of us, work is central to our identities. And while most of us are able to balance work and family life, there are times when family must take priority. That's why the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was adopted nearly two decades ago.

Latest EEOC data shows that retaliation is common in the workplace

South Florida residents are currently facing plenty of work-related challenges. For example, last week we mentioned that Florida's long-term unemployment numbers are ranked the highest in the nation.

EEOC goes after utility company for religious discrimination

Earlier this week, our post focused on the bleak jobs landscape in Florida. According to an analysis of U.S. Census data, Florida leads the nation in long-term unemployment.

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