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August 2016 Archives

Protecting workers against age discrimination

It appears that baby boomers are leaving the workforce quickly in order to retire. According to one statistic, approximately 10,000 baby boomers are retiring each day in the United States. Faced with instances of age discrimination that make it harder for baby boomers to find work, it's clear to see why this older demographic is choosing to leave the workforce, but at what cost? Many are questioning to what degree the baby boomer exit is hurting business and productivity levels.

Court translators can't always advance your case

Whether you are dealing with a dispute with another business or a contract issue with your employer, you grasp of the English language can be a factor in how the case turns out if you don't partner with someone who can provide the appropriate help. A recent report from PBS News discussed the impact of translation services on court proceedings, and for many involved, it wasn't always positive.

What does it mean to be a whistleblower?

In Florida, as in most other states, laws exist to protect private and public employees who "blow the whistle" on employers who engage in illegal or unethical acts. At the federal level, the Whistleblower Protection Act protects federal government employees from retaliation for reporting dishonest activities within federal agencies.

Motorcycle helmet company's ex-employee files lawsuit

What started out as a great idea for an intriguing motorcycle helmet generated $13.5 million in investment capital two years ago, but the project has ended in failure. According to recent news, the vast amount of money that was brought in to finance the creation of the helmet really went to pay for trips to exotic destinations, luxury cars and personal expenses that included limos, strip clubs and rent.

Representing sexual harassment victims in Florida

At the Law Offices of Gary A. Costales, PA, we help Florida residents fight back after they have suffered on-the-job sexual harassment. For the most part, the sexual harassment cases we represent fall under two primary categories: 1) quid pro quo sexual harassment, and 2) hostile work environment sexual harassment.

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