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September 2016 Archives

Domestic violence shelter accused of wrongful termination

The Betty Griffin House is a special shelter for the victims of domestic violence located in St. John's County, Florida. Recently, six ex-employees of the shelter claim that they were wrongfully terminated from the Betty Griffin House. They also claim that the organization had hazardous safety conditions while they worked there.

7 Ways to protect yourself if you need to fire an employee

As an employer, sooner or later you will be faced with the reality of having to fire an employee. No one looks forward to this moment, and everyone hopes they will be able to move on and not let whatever led to the firing keep them from leading a fulfilling career or running a successful business.

Pregnant woman claims she was the victim of discrimination

The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit accusing a major insurance firm of discriminating against a woman for being pregnant. According to the EEOC allegations, the Daytona Beach insurance brokerage, Brown & Brown, denied the woman a job offer because she was pregnant.

Female police officer files sexual harassment case

A police sergeant from Plantation has retired after being accused of directing sexual innuendo at his female coworkers. Allegedly, the man made rude comments about his coworkers' buttocks and breasts. The Sun Sentinel claims that the man decided to retire rather quickly because if he had not, he would likely have been terminated.

Discrimination against female employees is common in Florida

Female Orlando employees often say that they are discriminated against because of their gender. For example, at the Law Offices of Gary A. Costales, PA, we have heard from female business partners who say that people often mistake them for the secretary when they visit their offices. However, beyond discrimination from customers, many female employees also get discriminated against by their superiors.

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