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February 2016 Archives

8 Immigrant workers settle sexual harassment claim for $1M

Behind closed doors, many immigrant workers in Florida and across the country are exposed to sexual harassment. Many who are aggrieved are afraid to speak up out of fear of retaliation, which only allows the improper behavior to continue. A group of eight immigrant workers from another state fought against their fears and filed a sexual harassment claim against a luxury condo association, and they are finally receiving justice.

CBC Bank worker sues for unpaid wages in accordance with the FLSA

Florida-based CBC National Bank is being accused of improperly paying its mortgage processors who work from home. One of the processors has filed a case in a federal court against the bank seeking unpaid wages for herself as well as other affected workers. She is seeking for her case to receive class-action certification.

Forever 21 faces workplace discrimination and harassment charges

Popular clothing store Forever 21 -- with locations in Florida and other states across the country -- has been accused of harassment by a former employee. The ex assistant store manager worked in another state and claims that he was called inappropriate nicknames and subjected to racial comments on the job. He filed a workplace discrimination claim against his former employer to right the alleged wrongs against him.

Family Dollar accused of a wrongful termination by former worker

When Florida residents are in search of inexpensive products, many will turn to Family Dollar Stores to pick up what they need. A former employee of the discount retailer in another state alleges that her alleged wrongful termination was not at all what she had bargained for. She has filed her case against the company in a federal court.

Independent contractors at Harvard sue to be considered employees

The benefits and pay between Florida individuals who are independent contractors and those who are employees is vastly different. While on an allegedly unpaid winter break vacation, one out-of-state woman's research on the subject led to a class action lawsuit. She is suing Harvard University for misclassifying her and others as independent contractors instead of employees.

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