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Woman alleges termination followed complaint about racial remark

Discrimination of any kind in a Florida workplace is unacceptable. Employees spend the biggest part of every day at work. Having to endure disparate treatment and insensitive remarks about race, religion, national origin or color will naturally make working unbearable. A woman in another state filed a federal lawsuit against her former employers recently, alleging racial discrimination and unequal treatment.

Workplace discrimination: Lowe's reach $8.6 million settlement

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against any person with disabilities in transportation, communications, public accommodation, government activities and employment. Any Florida resident who suffers workplace discrimination because of physical challenges retains the right to hold such an employer accountable. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) strives to protect employees from discrimination of any form.

Employment discrimination: Young mothers have rights too

According to the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the lives of many young pregnant women are made tough in their workplaces in Florida and other states. In environments in which employment discrimination is prevalent, young mothers-to-be often suffer stress, anxiety and depression. This does not only harm the health of the mothers but also their unborn babies.

Workplace discrimination: Lawsuit follows failure to accommodate

Employees in Florida and across the country who have physical restrictions are protected from discrimination by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Victims of such workplace discrimination may seek the support of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The EEOC will endeavor to negotiate voluntary compliance, failing which, legal action will be taken.

Help is available to sue employers not paying minimum wage

Florida workers may feel powerless if their employers fail to pay them what they are due. There are different situations in which employers may violate the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by not paying minimum wage. Regardless of the category of worker who is denied proper remuneration, help is available to take appropriate legal action.

Dunkin' Donuts sued for alleged violation of wage and hour law

Dunkin' Donuts, a franchise with outlets nationwide, including in Florida, is facing a class action lawsuit in another state. The owners of several stores, including one person owning sixteen Dunkin' Donuts outlets along with the person who managed the payrolls for those stores, are being sued by four former employees who allege wage and hour law violations. The plaintiffs, who seek class action status, claim nonpayment of overtime and unauthorized deductions from their salaries.

Workplace discrimination: Religion allegedly caused dismissal

A woman in another state recently filed a lawsuit against her former employers, alleging that her refusal to change her religious beliefs led to her termination. Workers in Florida and across the country have certain rights that may not be violated. Victims of workplace discrimination, harassment or any other kind of employment abuse may be entitled to take legal action. A bottled water company will now have to answer to the woman's claims of religion discrimination.

Wrongful termination claim after alleged gender discrimination

All workers in Florida have constitutional rights and may take action if those rights are violated. Unfortunately, some employers fail to protect employees against workplace discrimination. A worker in another state recently filed a lawsuit alleging wrongful termination.

Former store manager alleges employment discrimination in lawsuit

How should a person in Florida react if he or she is treated differently to any other employees in a workplace? Although employment discrimination is rampant, victims do not always know what to do about it. In many cases, workers ignore discriminatory actions and hope they will not recur, while others do not believe they can take on large companies in legal actions. No one should endure any violations of civil rights or employment laws.

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