All this week, Democratic lawmakers from both the Florida Senate and House of Representatives have been taking part in a very difficult exercise designed to raise awareness about a cause that has been championed all over the nation, but has yet to make real progress here in the Sunshine State.
In the initial days of starting a new job, a person is often presented with what seems like volumes of paperwork from operating manuals and policies to tax forms and other legal documents. It may get to the point where a person briefly scans any documents presented to them before simply signing their name without giving the matter much more thought.
In today's post, we'll continue our discussion concerning discrimination based on national origin, an especially pernicious and surprisingly prevalent form of illegal workplace bias.
In our last post, we began discussing how even though people are now more aware than ever that employers cannot discriminate against employees on such grounds as race, disability, religion or gender, there are still certain forms of illegal discrimination of which they might not be aware.
While it may seem obvious to most that an employer cannot discriminate against an employee on the basis of their gender, race or disability, it's important to understand that there are other grounds that while not entirely obvious are still expressly protected by state and federal law.
In our post last week, our blog discussed how there is currently movement, albeit limited, in Tallahassee to raise the minimum wage here in Florida from $8.05 per hour to as much as $15 per hour.