Ask any sports fan and they will likely tell you that we currently are in the middle of one of the most exciting times of the year. That's because the official start of the MLB season is right around the corner, the NFL draft is only weeks away and, of course, the NCAA basketball tournament is going on right now.
The U.S. Department of Labor recently released its findings on the number of work-related injuries and illnesses in 2013, the most recent year for which complete data is available. While the figures revealed that American workers stayed a bit safer and healthier than they did in 2012, they also served to highlight the dangers that many still face on a daily basis.
Snoop Dogg’s former bodyguards initiated lawsuits against him on a recent Friday. In their complaint, the three bodyguards say that they were forced to complete their job duties under poor working conditions and that they were wrongfully terminated. The employment law claim also says that the bodyguards were underpaid and underworked.
A single mom was recently fired from her Wells Fargo bank manager job after security personnel at her bank discovered she was carrying a firearm. The 37-year-old Florida woman claims that she did not know it was inappropriate to bring a concealed weapon with her to work. She is now seeking justice through an employment law case for wrongful termination.
An ex-police officer, who was fired for alleged drunk driving, is currently fighting to get his former job back. According to the 51-year-old man, he was fired unfairly following a drunk driving conviction. In his employment law claim, he says that he should have simply been assigned to administrative work or temporarily suspended. When a policeman in Florida or elsewhere in the country faces termination so late in his or her career, the effects can be detrimental -- mainly because it could disqualify him or her from receiving a pension.
Recently, the principal of an elementary school threatened to file a wrongful termination suit. She was allegedly fired for complaining about an unfair school policy. Although this situation happened out of state, residents of Florida may be interested in the woman's complaints because they bring to light a very special problem. When a person is fired after making a stand for what she believes is morally right, can she file an employment law case to get her job back?
As we have previously discussed in this Broward County Employment Law Blog, there are numerous types of discrimination that are illegal in the workplace but obesity discrimination is not one of them. As Americans become heavier and heavier, and health insurance premiums become more and more expensive, many employers are beginning to pressure workers to get in shape.
When we discuss discrimination in employment in this Broward County Employment Law Blog, we are typically discussing cases in which employers treat employees of protected classes unfairly in the workplace. In a recent case that has been settled in Florida, a company has agreed to pay $27,750 for reportedly violating anti-discrimination law in its recruiting efforts.
Under both federal law and Florida state law, almost every form of discrimination is illegal when it comes to employment. In some cases, federal anti-discrimination laws conflict with state laws, however, making it difficult for both employers and employees to understand their rights and responsibilities. One of these areas involves the treatment of pregnant women.