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December 2013 Archives

Florida chiropractic settles workplace discrimination claims

A business in South Florida has been accused of forcing employees to participate in scientology. The chiropractic office allegedly forced employees to sit and stare into each other's eyes for eight-hour periods of time. It is also alleged to have forced employees to read books written by the late L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology. Ultimately, it was not until the workers brought forward a workplace discrimination lawsuit in court that they got relief.

Director of public works gets sued for sexual harassment

Two government employees in another state have initiated separate sexual harassment lawsuits against a director of Public Works. The two lawsuits were filed by females employees who allege that they were punished for not having sex with their director. More specifically, the lawsuit claims that the women were subjected to inappropriate touching, requests for sexual favors, exposure of genitalia and other claims. Regretfully, such sexual harassment allegations are not uncommon in lawsuits filed in Florida and other areas of the nation.

New union employment contract agreed to by Florida city

The city of Fort Lauderdale recently agreed to a new police union contract. The employment contract covers topics such as take-home cars, pay raises, future pensions and even smoking. As part of the agreement, all officers will receive a pay raise of 1 percent, which is to go into effect retroactively, starting Oct. 2013. Officers will also receive a 2 percent pay raise in 2014.

5 servers pursue discrimination and sexual harassment claims

Five employees of a Daytona Beach restaurant have recently filed a lawsuit against their employer. The WingHouse restaurant, which says that its female waitresses are its main attraction, is facing allegations of sex discrimination and harassment. Among the allegations brought against this Florida restaurant chain are battery, assault, sexual harassment and other claims.

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