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Florida employment law: Single mom fired for brining gun to work

A single mom was recently fired from her Wells Fargo bank manager job after security personnel at her bank discovered she was carrying a firearm. The 37-year-old Florida woman claims that she did not know it was inappropriate to bring a concealed weapon with her to work. She is now seeking justice through an employment law case for wrongful termination.

3 women finalize sexual harassment settlement against doctor

Three former employees of a medical doctor recently settled a sexual harassment lawsuit against their ex-employer. The settlement was reached only days prior to the beginning of the trial. In their case, the three women alleged that they were victimized by chronic sexual harassment by their employer -- both physically and verbally. The women's claims were filed out of state; however, cases such as this are a persistent problem in Florida and throughout the nation.

Workplace discrimination settlement of $1.5 million

Former police officers in another state recently won a sizable discrimination case against the city that once employed them. The ex-police officers sued their former municipal employer, citing workplace discrimination relating to their age. The city must now pay the group of 29 ex-officers $1.5 million, which will be divided among them. Age-related discrimination is a problem in every part of the United States, including Florida. By complaining to lawmakers and filing appropriate lawsuits for age discrimination, the public can bring more awareness to this issue.

Florida victims of workplace discrimination can seek justice

Asking the average American when he or she plans to retire may bring strikingly different answers depending on if the question was asked today or 20 years ago. In fact, on average, retirees in the United States stop working at the age of 61. This demonstrates a considerable increase from the 2003 figure of 59. In 1993, the average retirement age was 57. Still, even in cases where someone does not wish to retire, he or she could be forced out of the job as a result of age-related workplace discrimination.

Officer accused of drunk driving files employment law claim

An ex-police officer, who was fired for alleged drunk driving, is currently fighting to get his former job back. According to the 51-year-old man, he was fired unfairly following a drunk driving conviction. In his employment law claim, he says that he should have simply been assigned to administrative work or temporarily suspended. When a policeman in Florida or elsewhere in the country faces termination so late in his or her career, the effects can be detrimental -- mainly because it could disqualify him or her from receiving a pension.

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