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City settles for $1.6M after being accused of not hiring blacks

Every qualified applicant deserves a fair shot at getting a position. The hiring decision should be made based upon the person's qualifications for the job, not upon their protected status. When job seekers in Florida notice that a company is not hiring minorities, they may accuse the company of discrimination.

Jewish man claims he was the victim of religious discrimination

Everyone is entitled to his or her religious beliefs and should not be discriminated against in the workplace because of them. The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida is bringing forth a federal lawsuit on behalf of one of the employees of the Collier County Sheriff's Office. The man claims that he was routinely discriminated against because of his religious beliefs and even held back from getting a promotion.

Google accused of employment discrimination based on age

Technology is a competitive industry and people of various ages can be qualified to perform the essential functions of those jobs. A Florida man claims that when he applied to work at Google he was turned down based on employment discrimination due his age. Data compiled on the company demonstrated that from 2007 to 2013, the company grew exponentially, yet the average age of the its workers was only 29 as compared to the average technology worker across the United States being 43.

Ex-server wins ethnic discrimination lawsuit over her hair color

There are many reasons for which employees can be fired that are completely legal under state and federal laws. However, there are other reasons employers could give that could be classified as ethnic discrimination if certain employees are being treated differently than others. Patrons of Hooters restaurants in Florida and elsewhere may be shocked to hear that the company terminated one of its employees because of the color of her hair.

Woman accuses UPS of violating the Pregnancy Discrimination Act

Depending upon the type of work, a woman may not be able to continue to perform her job as normal during pregnancy. This could require a Florida employer to make reasonable concessions so that the woman may be able to work. A former driver for UPS alleges that she was not accommodated during her pregnancy and that the company violated the Pregnancy Discrimination Act.

Nurse not allowed to care for patient claims discrimination

After being denied the ability to care for a patient for 17 days, a nurse is seeking retribution for her treatment. The woman, who is an African-American, is still currently employed by the Palms of Pasadena Hospital in Florida. She was originally hired as a dietary aid in 1998 but later became a nurse. She alleges that she was turned away from caring for a patient because of her race and has filed a discrimination claim against the hospital.

Seasons 52 accused of not hiring people based upon discrimination

Selecting the right person to fill a fill a position is never an easy task. There are many criteria for which an employer can eliminate a potential applicant. Some are considered illegal. If a Florida company is not cautious regarding its hiring practices to stay within the confines of the law, it may be accused of discrimination.

Pregnancy should not lead to employment discrimination in Florida

For many Florida women, becoming pregnant does not necessarily mean that they want to give up their jobs. However, because pregnancies can sometimes become complicated or require mothers-to-be to make certain accommodations during their workdays, working may become more difficult. If accommodations can be made, many women are happy to continue working under the restrictions. Unfortunately, some pregnant workers could become the victims of employment discrimination.

Woman files workplace discrimination suit against city

When people in Florida are mistreated at work on the basis of gender and race, it is natural for them to feel violated, but, fortunately, they have the right to seek to hold their former employers accountable. One woman in another state is doing this by filing a million-dollar workplace discrimination suit against a city's mayor and the city itself. The African-American woman claimed that she was terminated because of her gender and race.

Multi-million dollar verdict in employment discrimination case

Many people in Florida are familiar with the distinctive AutoZone sign. Regardless of the company's reputation as a distributor of car parts, one out-of-state woman has alleged that the company fosters a culture that prevents women from being promoted to store managers. In a recent employment discrimination case, one woman alleges that the company was reluctant, if not unwilling, to promote her, and she was reportedly demoted after having a child.


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