Millions of people in Florida and elsewhere are faced with health conditions such as epilepsy. Those who have successfully been treated and have their doctor's permission to be able to work should not be prevented from having a job for which they are qualified based on preconceived notions about their disabilities. Even though the Americans with Disabilities Act should prohibit workplace discrimination against the disabled, violations can still occur.
Many Florida residents are helped by local paramedics when circumstances warrant. A female paramedic from another state claims that she was the victim of employment discrimination due to her medical condition. The plaintiff was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was 12 years old. In 2009, she was hired by a fire department as a reserve paramedic and later became a full-time employee. She claims that that her employer was aware of her condition when she applied for the position but still hired her anyways.
Many employees in Florida and elsewhere observe sincerely held religious times of worship and other observances. In most cases, these beliefs require a reasonable accommodation by the employers. Unfortunately, not all employers abide by state and federal laws and discriminate against workers because of their religious beliefs.
Many Florida residents who love to fly are very familiar with American Airlines and look to the company for safe travel to their destinations. According to some employees, the airline is not always looking out for the best interests and safety of its customers. It is also apparently mistreating some of its workers who have requested that a workplace discrimination and safety violation investigation be conducted.
Most transgender people wish to go through the transition process quietly, and they expect that their workplace environment will not change. A Florida transgender woman who was employed by Starwood Resorts claims that her transition subjected her to employment discrimination and mistreatment. She is hoping that her case will help other transgender people realize that the law can protect them from illegal behavior.
It has been just over 50 years since the creation of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Looking back, there has been an incredible amount of progress made on the front of reducing racial discrimination throughout workplaces ever since the EEOC was implemented on July 2, 1965. However much progress has been made, though, there are still many workers that remain the victims of employment discrimination as well as subtle practices that effectively limit their opportunities in Florida as well as across the nation.
A lawsuit was recently filed by a government employee in Florida claiming workplace discrimination. The woman claims that, despite taking several steps to end verbal abuse by a colleague, no action was taken to end the race discrimination. This gave rise to her ultimate complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, who filed a lawsuit on her behalf.
Although protections are in place to protect women who want to continue to work while pregnant, many companies believe that they are above the law and do not adhere to regulations. Each year, approximately 250,000 working pregnant women are denied their rights to reasonable accommodations, which ultimately can force them to work through the risks unsafely, go onto unpaid leaves early or lose their jobs all together. Women in Florida and elsewhere who are victimized for their pregnancies can look to the law to fight back against workplace discrimination.
Barnes & Noble is making headlines but not being shown in a positive light. People in Florida and elsewhere who patronize the bookseller may be very disturbed to hear about the way in which it allegedly treated one of its transgender employees. The woman claims that her transition was not handled with sensitivity and that she was the victim of workplace discrimination and harassment.
It is often considered a great unfairness when someone is judged based on his or her age, ethnicity, religion or other factors. These judgments may sometimes come in the form of comments, but there are other actions that some individuals may face that could be truly detrimental. In some cases, parties may face employment discrimination due to personal aspects of themselves and miss out on opportunities.