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CMEA Capital settles racial and sexual harassment case

When an employer is guilty of wrongdoing against an employee it may be necessary for the worker to take legal action to protect his or her rights under employment laws. Many times this will require significant litigation in court in Florida or in any other state. However, three former employees of venture capital firm CMEA seem to have avoided the need for going to court in their sexual harassment case.

McCormick & Schmick's settles workplace discrimination suit

Job seekers in Florida naturally want to be given a fair shot at a job for which they feel they are qualified. Being denied a job on the basis of race can thus be demeaning and is illegal. Two restaurants in another state recently said they would pay more than$1 million to settle a workplace discrimination suit alleging that they mistreated black job applicants as well as employees.

Man avoids workplace discrimination by changing his name

A man named "Jose" recently conducted an experiment during his search for work that revealed some interesting -- and perhaps disheartening -- results. The man claims he was applying for every job he was qualified for. He says he was sending out as many as 50 to 100 resumes per day, but he was receiving not any response. As a shot in the dark, he deleted the "s" out of his name, calling himself "Joe" rather than "Jose." As many Florida workers who have been victimized by workplace discrimination might be interested to hear, the next week, "Joe's" email inbox was full of responses from interested employers.

Florida employment law protects workers from sexual harassment

These days, most Florida employers -- especially large-scale corporations -- train their employees to prevent instances of sexual harassment. Many companies also have policies written in their corporate handbooks and diligently supervise their employees for any signs of a sexually related employment law violation. Nevertheless, sexual harassment is still a problem in this state and other areas of the country.

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