Discrimination and harassment in the workplace are both unlawful. Discrimination is being treated differently to others on the basis of other prohibited categories such as national origin, race/color, gender, religion, etc. Harassment is being mistreated by another person based on prohibited categories such as national origin, race/color, gender, religion, etc. In simple terms, [...]
The Fair Labor Standards Act is legislation that has protected employees across the U.S. since 1938. Broadly, it covers four main areas of employment. Minimum wage, Overtime pay, Recordkeeping, and Child labor. The legislation is regularly updated and works alongside other local state legislation like the Florida Minimum Wage Act, F.S. [...]
If you are looked over for a promotion that you think you deserve based on the results you have achieved, and you suspect it is because of your gender, you may have a case for workplace discrimination. However, if you are on the receiving end of lewd, offensive or derogatory remarks [...]
Intermittent FMLA leave may be used for bonding with a newborn child or for the placement of a newly adopted or fostered child, but the employer must approve the use of such intermittent leave. If the newly born or newly placed child has a serious health condition, the employee has the [...]
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides eligible employees up to 12 workweeks of unpaid leave a year, and requires group health benefits to be maintained during the leave as if employees continued to work instead of taking leave. Employees are also entitled to return to their same or an [...]
A person is eligible to take leave under the FMLA if they: work for a covered employer; have worked 1,250 hours in the 12 months prior to taking leave (special rules apply to airline flight crew members). Employees who have worked for the employer for 12 months are eligible for FMLA [...]
FMLA applies to all public sector employers, including local, state, and federal employers, and local education agencies (schools); and private sector employers with at least 50 employees for 20 hours a week in the current calendar year or in the previous calendar year, including joint employers.
Even though there are exceptions, you generally have 180 days to file a complaint with the EEOC. For those who face ongoing discrimination - perhaps you have been working in a hostile work environment for years - you should act quickly. You have 180 days from the last time an incident [...]