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Florida restaurant worker accuses customer of sexual harassment

A woman who used to work for a south Florida restaurant called Max’s Grille has sued her former employer and a customer in a sexual harassment case. The woman alleges that she was victimized by sexual harassment in the workplace when a customer who frequents the restaurant sexually harassed her. She says that management did not take any effort to stop the behavior, and that the restaurant later wrongfully terminated her.

Are mothers commonly subjected to workplace discrimination?

Workplace discrimination comes in many forms, and, in many cases, it is directed at mothers who have a career. Some of the workplace discrimination directed at mothers often relates to when their motherhood conflicts with their work duties. While it is illegal to demonstrate any kind of discrimination, employers across the country are often guilty of this, including in Florida.

BP supervisor pursues racial discrimination claims

An African American employee has initiated an employment law case against British Petroleum (BP). The man says the BP subjected him to racial discrimination during the course of his tenure with the energy giant. Allegedly, he was victimized by racial slurs and received decreased pay, benefits and opportunity because of his race. According to his discrimination claims, when he complained about it to his superiors, he was terminated. Although this case was filed out of state, workplace discrimination with regard to race is a common problem in Florida, and many workers endure this kind of abuse every single day on the job.

Members of congress to get $500K of sexual harassment training

The U.S. Congress recently approved new legislation to provide sexual harassment training to House members and their employees. The measure allots a total of $500,000 for sexual harassment training purposes. The congresswoman who spearheaded the legislation wants the training to be made mandatory for House members across the United States, including Florida. However, at this time it will be voluntary.

Florida is among worst in workplace discrimination in the country

Everybody wants to feel like they live in a society with equal opportunities for all. This is particularly true for the workplace since employment is vital to one's subsistence. The law attempts to ensure fair opportunities in the workplace through laws prohibiting discrimination and harassment. However, it turns out that not all employers in Florida follow these laws, resulting in the state being ranked second in the most workplace discrimination claims and harassment charges.

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