The ex-secretary of a county sheriff has chosen to commence a sexual harassment lawsuit against her former employer. The woman has alleged in her complaint that the sheriff is guilty of creating a hostile work environment and of subjecting her to comments and gestures that constituted sexual harassment. Her lawsuit also alleges that the sheriff's behavior was motivated by his romantic interest in her. While this litigation is not taking place in Florida, situations like this also occur in this state, and they are highly inappropriate.
Florida readers may be interested to know that a total of 50 United States senators now back the proposal of another senator to allow military prosecutors, instead of the commanders, to determine whether specific cases of military sexual assault should be prosecuted. According to one senator, three standards must exist. First, victims must feel safe enough to report crimes. Second, victims must feel like they are protected against sexual harassment. Third, they must know that they will have the right to justice in the event that sexual harassment and/or assault takes place.
Discrimination appears in many varieties and forms in Florida workplaces. Some types of workplace discrimination involve age, while others involve race, and still others involve sex. One very common variety of gender discrimination involves claims of discrimination against women who are pregnant. It is not all that uncommon for a pregnant worker to lose her job shortly after she advises her employer of the pregnancy. This is unlawful, and pregnant women who are discriminated against at work can seek justice by filing an employment law claim.
Older workers are finding it harder to hang on to their jobs. Employers are finding creative ways to weed out more mature employees in favor of younger, more affordable talent. This kind of discrimination takes place in the state of Florida, as well as the rest of the United States. In the event that an employer allegedly violates the laws which protect citizens from age discrimination, a victim may be able to file a civil lawsuit to seek financial restitution.