There is little that is more frustrating to employees than putting in your hours at work and not being properly paid. More and more South Florida residents may be feeling this aggravation as wage and overtime violations are apparently spiking across the country.
Workplace discrimination is a frequent theme in this Broward County Employment Law Blog. Time and time again, we have mentioned cases in which employers violate federal employment law by discriminating against workers or job applicants on the basis of their age, race, sex, disability, religion or nationality. Under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, it is also illegal to make decisions on the terms of a worker's employment on the basis pregnancy.
Although South Florida's workplaces have evolved quite a bit over the past decades, sexual harassment is still an unfortunate problem plaguing many Broward County employees. According to a report in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, sexual harassment and gender discrimination is a major issue in firehouses.
Many Broward County residents heard the news this week that a South Florida lifeguard was fired for rescuing a swimmer outside of his zone of the beach Monday. After intense media scrutiny, the lifeguard and several others who quit in protest have reportedly been offered their jobs back.