A male police department employee from another state has been awarded $567,000 after a jury verdict in a sexual harassment suit. The 55-year-old deputy constable claimed to have suffered from severe sexual harassment in the workplace. In his lawsuit, he alleged that he was forced to endure extreme harassment, the likes of which he had never seen in his entire 30-year career with the police force. While most claims of sexual harassment in Florida involve women being abused by men, cases in which the abuse is reversed do occur regularly and are equally reprehensible.
Three years after he was fired from his job, a former hotel office manager has been awarded over $500,000 in damages in a discrimination lawsuit. The man claimed in his suit that he was the victim of wrongful termination and discrimination because he was HIV-positive. Although one does not hear of it in the news very frequently, discrimination relating to HIV is still common in Florida and other states. This man's case, however, has a positive ending, as he succeeded in obtaining justice under the law.
Florida workplace discrimination claims arise out of many different circumstances and scenarios. Some relate to race discrimination, some relate to sex discrimination and others are caused by age discrimination. At this time in the United States, baby boomers have caused the senior workforce population to grow considerably. As a result, age-related workplace discrimination may become a bigger and bigger problem in years to come.
Sexual harassment lawsuits in Florida can involve a variety of allegations. Sometimes, sexual harassment is not the only violation claimed in such a suit. Indeed, in a recent employment law case that was filed in a neighboring state, the victim cited damages relating to religious discrimination in addition to sexual harassment.