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Changes could be coming to Florida discrimination laws

Becoming pregnant can be a time of ups and downs for any woman as they may be heading into unknown territory. One aspect they should not have to worry about, however, is whether they will face discrimination in the workplace due to their pregnancy. Unfortunately, many women have faced such situations, but changes could potentially be ahead in some states.

Discrimination suit comes to a settlement in Florida

Individuals who have a disability can often face more challenges in finding employment. This difficulty can stem from finding a position with duties that they can realistically carry out to finding employers who are willing to make certain accommodations. However, if a person is terminated from a position due to a disability, it could be considered an act of discrimination, and legal action may be necessary.

English only: Policy for inclusion or workplace discrimination?

In a country where the people are made up of a variety of backgrounds and ethnicities, it is not surprising that many people speak more than one language. Being bilingual can help break language barriers, but it could also cause tension between co-workers if not all employees are bilingual. Some companies may choose to establish a standard that only one language may be spoken while on the clock, but taking that route could bring up questions about discrimination and whether such standards are appropriate for the workplace.

Workplace practices lead to religious discrimination concerns

Florida readers may be aware of a recently filed lawsuit against a medical services company due to unusual religious practices. The suit, filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is in response to alleged practices at the company that forced at least four employees to perform religious observations practiced by Scientologists. The story has raised a number of concerns about violations of workplace regulations designed to both prevent religious discrimination and to protect workers from religious coercion.

Most in Florida say no to discrimination on-the-job

Florida state law protects against race and gender discrimination in the workplace, but they do not protect those who are discriminated against for their sexual orientation or preference. Because of this, it is not illegal for employers to discriminate against individuals based on these preferences. New data, however, shows that it may be time for Florida lawmakers to consider updating discrimination laws. Florida residents are showing their support.According to recent data, nearly three quarters of Florida residents reportedly support a new addition to the Civil Rights Act of 1992, known as the Competitive Workforce Act. The CWA would add protection against discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation or preference. Like most civil rights issues, the CWA has been met with some hesitation, based on the feeling that the diversity of the state could cause problems in implementing these new protections.

Most in Florida say no to discrimination on-the-job

Florida state law protects against race and gender discrimination in the workplace, but they do not protect those who are discriminated against for their sexual orientation or preference. Because of this, it is not illegal for employers to discriminate against individuals based on these preferences. New data, however, shows that it may be time for Florida lawmakers to consider updating discrimination laws. Florida residents are showing their support. According to recent data, nearly three quarters of Florida residents reportedly support a new addition to the Civil Rights Act of 1992, known as the Competitive Workforce Act. The CWA would add protection against discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation or preference. Like most civil rights issues, the CWA has been met with some hesitation, based on the feeling that the diversity of the state could cause problems in implementing these new protections.

Florida sheriff's office faces discrimination suit

When someone has earned a position and has worked at that position for a number of years, they typically do not expect to have to file a discrimination suit against their employer. However, a public information officer with a Florida sheriff's office has filed a discrimination suit claiming she has been subjected to sexual discrimination. Her charge stems from reportedly being demoted and taking a considerable cut to her pay, despite her contention that she is essentially doing the same job.

Sexual harassment can have long term effects

Unfortunately, sexual harassment in the workplace is a problem all over the United States. The great state of Florida is no exception. Probably more distressing is the fact that issues with workplace sexual harassment happen in nearly every industry - including law enforcement.

When discrimination affects you at work and at home

Unfortunately, if you are being discriminated against at work you may also be battling discrimination in other areas of your life. We frequently write about workplace discrimination scenarios that could only happen at work, such as failure to promote due to gender discrimination. However, many Americans struggle with discrimination on multiple fronts. It is important to know that you are protected by law against discrimination in a myriad of contexts.

Nurse sues hospital for racial discrimination in patient staffing

While it shouldn't be the case in 2013, the sad reality is that racism is still alive and well in America. Few places is this more apparent than in the workplace. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 barred employers from engaging in race discrimination, but how far do these employee protections extend?

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