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Disparate Treatment V. Disparate Impact In Florida Race Discrimination Claims

By Sconzo Law Office |

Race discrimination in the workplace has been unlawful under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act for almost 60 years, but complaints about misconduct indicate significant room for improvement. According to data from the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), race continues to be a top reason for charges filed by employees. Over the… Read More »

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Overview Of Workplace Harassment (Nonsexual) Under Florida Employment Laws

By Sconzo Law Office |

There tends to be some confusion about workplace harassment and discrimination, but rest assured both are unlawful under both US and Florida law. The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) clarifies that harassment is a form of discrimination when the misconduct focuses on protected characteristics like race, national origin, disability, pregnancy, age, or others…. Read More »

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FTC Proposed Ban On Non-Compete Agreements Could Boost Wages

By Sconzo Law Office |

Noncompete agreements have been controversial for decades because of how they limit an employee’s rights under employment laws and choke future business opportunities. Still, for years, the laws in Florida and other states have allowed restrictive covenants as a way to protect the interests of employers. Change may be on the way according to… Read More »

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FAQs About Clothing And Grooming Under Religious Discrimination Laws

By Sconzo Law Office |

Religion is as fundamental to a person’s existence as race, gender, and ethnicity, so it makes sense that US and Florida laws prohibit religious discrimination in the workplace. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it unlawful for an employer to treat employees or job applicants differently because of their religious… Read More »

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Important Facts About Florida Workplace Discrimination Claims

By Sconzo Law Office |

It is hard to believe that there are some Florida employers that still engage in workplace discrimination when many federal and state anti-discrimination laws date back several decades. However, researchers studying the extent of workplace discrimination have discovered that up to 55 percent of workers have experienced some form of mistreatment at their current… Read More »

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FMLA Eligibility Rules For Florida Employees

By Sconzo Law Office |

While you may not be too worried about taking a couple of days off work to deal with an illness or personal matter, you might have concerns about requesting leave for a longer period of time. Your job is your livelihood, so you do not want to jeopardize your employment; at the same time,… Read More »

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Tips For Telling Your Florida Employer You Are Pregnant

By Sconzo Law Office |

While many women are excited to tell the world that they are expecting, there can be hesitation when it comes to informing your employer. It is understandable that you have concerns, considering statistics on pregnancy discrimination. Around 25 percent of workers have contemplated leaving their job out of fear that they would be mistreated,… Read More »

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4 Reasons To Have A Florida Attorney Review Your Noncompete Agreement

By Sconzo Law Office |

Florida employers often request employees to sign a noncompete agreement as a condition for employment, as a way of protecting their business interests. You might expect that a company has considerable leeway in creating such a contract, but there are limitations under Florida’s statute on restraints of trade. Even though the point is to… Read More »

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What To Do If You Suspect Wage Theft By A Florida Employer

By Sconzo Law Office |

One of the most fundamental elements of the employment relationship is that the employer must pay the employee to perform job-related tasks. This basic concept is legally established by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which considers it “wage theft” when a company fails to pay the correct amount for time worked. The violation… Read More »

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Rewards For Florida Whistleblowers Under Federal Law

By Sconzo Law Office |

Most people are familiar with whistleblower scenarios, in which an employee with knowledge of a company’s misconduct takes that information to the government for purposes of enforcement. As you can imagine, these acts by workers can create some conflict with the employer who is attempting to skirt the law. To encourage employees to come… Read More »

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