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 ›
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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 ›
Employer to Pay Our Client $250,000 in Race Discrimination Lawsuit
TALLAHASSEE FL – NOV. 4, 2018. The Florida Department of Health, as part of a federal court lawsuit, must pay our client $250,000 to resolve her race discrimination and retaliation claims. The client, a black female who held the… 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 ›
Is Your Boss Using Fake Devices (Like This “USB Drive”) To Record You?
For years I’ve provided legal advice to employees about whether and when they can record workplace conversations with their bosses. Increasingly, though, I am seeing situations where it is the supervisors doing the recording. And if your boss is recording you, you… Read More ›
Lawsuit: Woman Fired for Absences Relating To Fall, Death of Her 88-Year Old Mother
I filed suit this week on behalf of a kind, gentle soul of a woman who was shockingly fired just weeks after her 88-year old mother was taken off life support and passed, with my client and her sister at… Read More ›
How Would You Rate Your Boss on Yelp?
I had breakfast at a super busy restaurant near Broadway in New York City this morning and noticed a flood of waiters and waitresses coming out of the back all at once. I asked mine, a wonderful young woman… Read More ›
5 Things to Know If You’re Being Sexually Harassed At Work
Victims of sexual harassment often become paralyzed by fear. Will I lose my job? Who can I talk to? Am I going to become a target of retaliation? These are important thoughts. Here’s what you need to know: If… Read More ›
Harassed or Fired After a Job Injury? Here’s What to Do.
Many employees become a target after reporting an on-the-job injury. It doesn’t matter whether it’s carpal tunnel from repetitive tasks, a slip-and-fall, or a construction accident. And it doesn’t matter if it was unavoidable. Employers get angry. Why? Because (1)… Read More ›