Boeing Co. has been accused of age discrimination by an engineers union. The age discrimination claims were filed on a recent Thursday, and they claim that Boeing has been conducting a wide-sweeping ouster of its older workforce. Although this lawsuit was filed in another state, age discrimination is very common in Florida -- a state that is home to many older and semi-retired workers.
A former employee of Yahoo has accused her manager of sexually harassing her. The woman says that her female supervisor coerced her into performing oral sex acts on her with the promise of helping her to get ahead at work. The manager also told the woman to move into Yahoo housing, where she could spend the night at her living quarters with her. The sexual harassment got so bad that, in some contexts, it could be classified as sexual assault.
An ex-employee of the company that created the Tinder dating application is suing her former employer for discrimination and sexual harassment. Tinder is a popular cell phone application used by individuals in Florida and the rest of the world in order to meet for dating purposes. The woman who filed the sexual harassment suit against Tinder is a former marketing Vice President for the company.
July 2 was the 50-year anniversary of when the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed into law. This important law made racial discrimination illegal throughout the nation, including in Florida. It also made discrimination based upon religious beliefs, sex and national origin illegal. Its primary goal was to end racial segregation in schools, abolish unfair voter registration requirements and stop workplace discrimination. It also aimed to stop the discrimination of customers at hotels, restaurants and stores that catered to the public.