A settlement has been reached following a race-discrimination verdict in favor of Jim Garrity’s client The deal required the Florida Department of Transportation (DOT) to pay a total of $692,000. It is a spectacular and just ending. To quote Jim’s… 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 ›
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 ›
Does Your Employer Have a Coronavirus Plan?
We are getting a flood of calls from worried employees about the risk of catching the coronavirus (COVID-19) n the workplace. Two questions come up over and over: What should my employer be doing? What should I do? What Your… Read More ›
Hospital Pays $150,000 to RN Fired for Refusing to Use Suspicious Pills
= A Georgia hospital agreed Friday to pay $150,000 to our client, an RN Supervisor fired after just 77 days on the job, for refusing to accept and dispense pills she feared could be dangerous. She was arriving to start… Read More ›
The 10 Most Common Ways Employers Discriminate (And 35 Others)
“Getting fired” is the most common answer I get when I ask people, “What kinds of things on the job might make you think you were the victim of discrimination or retaliation?” And termination is still the #1 triggering event… Read More ›
Lawsuit: Disabled Employee Fired After Hip Replacement Surgery
A lawsuit filed this week by Jim Garrity alleges that his client was fired for taking medical leave after hip replacement surgery. She ran out of FMLA leave, and asked for (and was promised) brief additional leave under the… Read More ›
Hiring the Wrong Lawyer for Your Employment Case Will Get You Fired. Here’s Why.
The legal profession is wildly overcrowded. Some law firms, including personal injury firms, are struggling to keep their doors open. In desperation, they run ads for other work, including employment cases. “Hire us for your harassment case!,” some ads we’ve… Read More ›
What Does Racism in Pay Look Like? This.
A blockbuster federal lawsuit filed by Jim Garrity alleges that the Florida Department of Health (DOH) refused to properly raise a black female employee’s pay even while it freely did so for white employees. The discrimination was so obvious and… Read More ›