Category Archives: Employment Discrimination
Supreme Court Declines to Hear Religious Employer Case, Leaves Door Open
For more than two decades, our Citrus County, Florida employment discrimination attorneys have litigated employment discrimination cases in Florida courts. During the course of our practice, we’ve had many occasions encounter tension between the “religious freedoms” of employers and the right of employees to be free from discrimination. The issue has only grown more… Read More »
Does Employment Discrimination Law Protect Employees Who Maintain Friendships With Persons Of A Different Race?
For the past two decades, our Citrus County, Florida racial discrimination attorneys have fought for the rights of racial discrimination victims. Through their extensive experience representing racial discrimination victims, our Inverness, Florida racial discrimination lawyers know that a common employment law myth is that federal employment law does not forbid employers from discriminating against… Read More »
Should Employees Ask Employers The Reason For Their Termination?
For more than twenty years, our Marion County, Florida wrongful termination lawyers have fought for the rights of wrongful termination victims. Having extensive experience representing employees who have been wrongfully fired, our Ocala, Florida wrongful termination lawyers know that employers often refuse to give employees a reason for their termination. Although Florida employers are… Read More »
Proving A Discriminatory Discharge When An Explanation Is Insufficient To Warrant Termination
Over the past twenty years, our Leesburg, Florida discrimination lawyers have represented Florida employees who have been fired for a discriminatory reason. Through their extensive experience representing discriminatory discharge victims, our Lake County, Florida discrimination attorneys know that a common employment law myth is that discriminatory discharge cases cannot be proven simply by showing… Read More »
Supreme Court Says Religious School Teachers Do Not Get Antidiscrimination Protection
Having represented employment discrimination victims for more than two decades, our Lake County, Florida, employment discrimination lawyers know that discrimination can happen in any workplace. We also know that, historically, discriminatory actors have hidden behind arguments that their behavior was not discriminatory, but was instead an expression of their religious views. White business owners… Read More »
Are Employees Who Are Repeatedly Discriminatorily Passed Over For Promotion Entitled To Quit?
Having represented employment discrimination victims for more than two decades, our Citrus County, Florida employment discrimination attorneys know that employees are often passed over for promotion for discriminatory reasons. In some circumstances, employees who are continuously denied promotion for discriminatory reasons may have a claim for constructive discharge. As the U.S. Second Circuit Court… Read More »
“Customer Preference” is Not a Defense to Employment Discrimination
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) protects employees from discrimination because of sex.Employers are not at liberty to make employment decisions or take adverse employment action against an employee based on their sex. That means that an employee cannot be fired, denied a promotion, or denied a bonus simply… Read More »
Can Employers Require Employees To Waive Future Discrimination Claims Against Them?
Having litigated employment discrimination cases for more than two decades, our Alachua County, Florida EEO attorneys know that employers often try to get employees to waive their right to bring employment discrimination and retaliation lawsuits against them. In most cases, employers try to get employees to waive their employment discrimination and retaliation claims by… Read More »
Can Your Employer Fire You Due to Wage Garnishment?
Wrongful termination can come in many forms. While most people think of wrongful termination in terms of retaliation against whistleblowers or discrimination based on race or some other protected class, there are additional provisions under federal and Florida state law that restrict when and why an employer may terminate an employee. For example, if… Read More »
Are Employees Protected Against Discriminatory Work Assignments?
Having represented victims of employment discrimination for nearly twenty years, our Alachua County, Florida employment discrimination attorneys have learned that employers frequently subject workers to discriminatory work assignments. Under the federal anti-discrimination laws, employees are protected against discrimination with respect to all aspects of employment, including hiring, training, wages, work assignments, promotion, discipline, and… Read More »