We’re often hired to sue an employer for discrimination over a hiring or promotion decision. This is where lots of discrimination occurs. Many superior employees are denied a job opportunity, or a chance to promote upwards, because of their race,… Read More ›
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Lawsuit: CNA Fired for Seeking Workers’ Comp Benefits
A lawsuit filed by Jim Garrity against a nursing facility alleges that our client, a 68-year old certified nursing assistant (CNA), was fired for seeking workers’ compensation benefits. Unfortunately, her situation is all too common. Many employers fire workers once… 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 ›
Smashing Workplace Barriers for Women for 35 Years
It’s 2019 and, unfortunately, employers still treat women unfairly in a wide range of workplaces. Equal pay remains a severe problem. Women remain underpaid compared to men in virtually every occupation. Discrimination based on pregnancy, medical leave and familiar… Read More ›
Employer Pays $100,000 for Failing to Explain FMLA Rights to Sick Employee
The Orange County, Florida Tax Collector’s Office agreed to pay $100,000 today to settle a claim by our client, Millie Perez-Davis, that its managers failed to tell her that she could take medical leave when she became ill in the… Read More ›
Pursuing a Discrimination Claim Is Easier Than You Think.
We are often asked, “What do I have to do to pursue a discrimination claim? Is it hard? Will it take a lot of my time?” The answers are simple. First, it isn’t difficult at all. Our office will… Read More ›
5 Fast Facts About Employers Who Interfere With Your FMLA Rights
The FMLA requires that your employer return you to the same or a virtually identical position upon your return from medical leave. If your job upon your return is worse in noticeable ways, your employer has likely interfered with your… Read More ›
“Employment At Will” Doesn’t Mean “No Right to Fight Back”
The laws that protect you as a job seeker or employer apply whether you work in an “at will” state or not. Many employers tell applicants or employees that they can’t fight back against wrongful treatment because “It’s an… Read More ›
How Do Employers Cheat You On Payday? Let Us Count The Ways.
What’s the most common violation of employee rights we see on a day-to-day basis? Without question, it’s the failure of employers to properly pay employees. This is true whether the employer is a mom-and-pop corner store or one of the… Read More ›
The Facts About Pregnancy Discrimination (Before, During and After)
Pregnancy discrimination remains widespread and shows up in many different ways: A refusal to hire or promote you while you’re pregnant. Harassing you about maternity or pregnancy-related medical visits or leave. Cutting your hours, or taking you off the schedule… Read More ›