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Workplace Discrimination Archives

Workplace discrimination: Pregnant Chipotle worker gets $550,000

Florida women who goes through a pregnancy understand that this condition brings about many changes in their health and bodies that may require certain accommodations in their workplaces. Pregnant workers may find comfort in knowing that they are protected by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for pregnant employees to be the subject of workplace discrimination.

Pottery company faces racial discrimination lawsuit

Workers in Florida may land in the employ of a company at which all employees are not treated equally. Discrimination comes in many forms, one of which is ethnic or racial discrimination. While some employers obviously avoid appointing people of certain races, others are much more subtle in their discrimination. However, such treatment should not be endured as it is strictly prohibited by several state and federal laws.

Worker accuses former employer of race discrimination

Nationwide, including in Florida, it is against the law to treat one employee differently or less favorably than another based on a range of aspects. These include a worker's immigration status, national origin, descent, color or race. Federal and state laws prohibit such practices, and workers can take action against employers who allow race discrimination in their businesses.

Employment discrimination allegations made against Google

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says 43 was the median age for computer programmers in 2015. These are nationwide statistics that include Florida. In contrast, it has been said that, in 2013, the median age of Google employees was 29. This information relates to an employment discrimination lawsuit that was filed against Google last year, alleging age discrimination.

Workplace discrimination: Replacing old with young is less costly

Many Baby Boomers in Florida are reaching a time in their careers at which their age may be seen as a disadvantage. Those who are now in their 50s and 60s likely went through college with a heightened awareness of their rights and may not be inclined to put up with age discrimination in their places of work. Fortunately, help is available from the attorneys at The Amlong Firm in Fort Lauderdale, who are aggressive advocates for those facing workplace discrimination.

Workplace discrimination: Claims involving family care increasing

A nonprofit research group in another state reported a growing number of lawsuits in which family responsibility discrimination is alleged. The group expects an ongoing increase in such workplace discrimination cases as the percentages of aging parents needing care and the responsibilities of caring for physically challenged family members increase. There is also a marked increase in the number of men who assume the roles of primary caregivers across the country, including in Florida.

Federal lawsuit alleges disability employment discrimination

Employers in Florida and other states must ensure that all employees are treated equally, regardless of race, age, sex, national origin or disabilities. Unfortunately, employment discrimination is prevalent in many workplaces, often leading to lawsuits. Alleged ongoing harassment and discrimination by management and other workers resulted in a woman filing a federal lawsuit in another state.

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.

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