Employment contracts, including confidentiality or non-compete agreements and severance agreements, are widely used and for good reason. The primary goal of these documents is to protect the rights of both the employer and employee. Florida business owners and employees could greatly benefit from the assistance of a legal professional who is specialized in Florida employment law when creating these important documents, to ensure everything is accounted for and nothing is left to chance.
A Florida woman has brought a sexual harassment lawsuit against the City of Jacksonville. The sexual harassment lawsuit complains about sexually explicit materials and pornography at a particular Florida fire station. In the lawsuit, the woman says that she was subjected to continued disparate treatment in addition to sexual harassment and retaliation because she was female.
Human rights experts from the United Nations have criticized the current state of affairs in the United States with regard to racial and workplace discrimination experienced by minorities. In addition to workplace discrimination, the United Nations is also concerned about FBI racial profiling. Another area of concern includes “Stand Your Ground” laws, which allow individuals in Florida and 21 other states to use deadly force against an individual who is perceived as a threat.
Even in today's more tolerant and politically correct culture, pregnant women still face workplace discrimination in several forms. In fact, pregnant women should know their rights as employees so that they can more easily identify and report any type of workplace discrimination. This type of action from Florida employers is reprehensible and should not occur under any circumstance.
Balancing family life and work life is a struggle felt by parents everywhere. While some companies in Florida may have amazing policies that benefit working parents, others may not. It is a sad reality that both men and women are facing workplace discrimination issues simply for choosing to have a family.