PENSACOLA, FL. May 14, 2022. The City of Pensacola has agreed to pay $100,000 to settle an employment discrimination claim filed by a former employee. The City also agreed, as part of the settlement, to deem the termination as… Read More ›
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Employer Settles Breast Cancer Discrimination Case
Aug. 21, 2021 (Florida). A large government employer this week agreed to settle our client’s discrimination case, bringing a three-year battle to an end. Our client, who asked that her identity and the terms of settlement remain confidential, was beyond… Read More ›
Lawsuit: Employer Cruelly Harassed, Then Fired, Breast Cancer Victim
Jim Garrity has filed a lawsuit against the Florida Department of Education (FDOE), alleging that our client, an employee in the agency’s Office of Student Financial Assistance, was harassed and then fired, after she had been diagnosed with breast cancer… Read More ›
Can You Record Conversations At Work?
With recording devices becoming increasingly common (and concealable), more employees than ever are recording conversations with bosses and coworkers in order to capture misconduct that would otherwise be impossible to prove. The question we often get is, “Is it legal… Read More ›
For Displaced Workers, It’s Time to Talk About the “B” Word.
With no vaccine in sight, and with many workforces cutting back on a permanent basis, some of our clients are facing a very long-term struggle for financial survival. They’re adapting, but overcoming the hurdles of lost income may require something… Read More ›
Client Question #428: Can I Be Fired For My Social Media Posts and Comments?
The short answer, generally, is yes. You don’t have an absolute right to say whatever you want without jeopardizing your employment. This is true whether you work for a governmental entity or in the private sector. There are always exceptions. … Read More ›
$250,000 Settlement for High School Principal in Sexual Harassment Case
Jim Garrity has resolved another discrimination lawsuit against a Florida school, Bay Haven Charter Academy, that has faced a number of similar claims in the past. This time, Garrity sued on behalf of an award-winning high school principal… Read More ›
Key Tips & Websites for Coronavirus Financial Aid
Virtually everyone is now suffering significant financial distress as result of the coronavirus. It can be difficult to sort through the spiderweb of government and other benefits. Here’s a quick guide we put together for you. And if you… Read More ›
Guidance for Healthcare Workers on Working without PPE
We’re being flooded with calls from healthcare workers whose employers are demanding that they work with used personal protective equipment (PPE) or, worse, being asked to work without any PPE at all. In hospitals and medical practices, masks in particular,… Read More ›
5 Questions to Ask Your Employer During the Coronavirus Crisis
Many employers still have not taken action to protect employees from exposure to the coronavirus. Nor have they developed policies to allow employees to work from home in order to avoid exposure. Here are five questions we recommend you ask… Read More ›