South Florida readers may remember two tragic and strangely similar incidents of workplace domestic violence that occurred over a one-week period last October, one of which happened here in Florida. Each incident involved an estranged husband coming into the salon where his wife worked and opening fire on employees in an attempt to injure or kill his wife and other employees.
Federal law protects employees with disabilities from unjust employment discrimination. Under the law, a disability can be characterized as an injury, a medical condition one has had since birth, an illness and even pregnancy in certain situations. As a result, it is little wonder that Hollywood is buzzing about whether 'Blue Bloods' star Jennifer Esposito will file an Americans with Disabilities Act employment law claim against CBS for its alleged discrimination against her.
Workplace discrimination can be blatant and obvious. Discrimination can also be subtle and difficult to pin down. When surveys question employees as to whether they have faced discrimination in the workplace, many ask whether or not participants perceive that they have been discriminated against or been the victims of a hostile work environment.
When your health deteriorates, you worry. You worry about your health, your pain, your ability to enjoy life, your ability to remain independent and to function. And if you are an American who isn't wealthy, health worries quickly give rise to financial worries.
Earlier this week, we wrote that the US Supreme Court is hearing arguments in an employment lawsuit that could challenge the sovereignty of religious groups in the United States. The Court will decide whether the EEOC can pursue a lawsuit against a Lutheran school alleging retaliation and violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
We often write about lawsuits filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of those who were wrongfully fired or faced workplace discrimination. It is common for the EEOC to allege race discrimination, gender discrimination or violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
It can be difficult for people with disabilities to find work. For instance, we recently wrote about a woman with dwarfism who was fired from Starbucks because her height was thought to create a safety hazard for both employees and customers. The EEOC helped her settle a resulting lawsuit alleging wrongful termination and a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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.
We have previously written that Florida law offers no protections against workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. Even though Florida has a large and vibrant GLBT community, legal protections for this group are still largely missing.
In May, we wrote that Starbucks was in trouble with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The EEOC filed a lawsuit against the popular coffee company over the wrongful termination of an employee with Dwarfism.