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3 ways to respond to sexual harassment

No one wants to have to deal with sexual harassment at their Florida workplaces; however, if employees don't deal with it -- and respond to it -- swiftly and immediately, it could fester into a full-blown and job-threatening problem. Here are three excellent ways to respond to sexual harassment, which could serve to put a stop to it quickly and effectively without needing to report the issue to any superiors.

Lee County Sheriff's deputy resigns after harassment accusations

A deputy employed by the Lee County Sheriff's office has resigned after multiple sexual harassment accusations by his female coworkers. At least ten female employees of the sheriff's office have accused the man thus far, saying that the male staff officer groped them, kissed them and talked dirty to them.

Who is exempt from Florida overtime laws?

Florida wage workers slave away at their jobs on a daily basis just to put enough food on their families' tables. This is why, when they work more than 40 hours a week, the right to receive overtime pay can be so beneficial. Working overtime is one way for workers to boost their incomes considerably. It's also a way to ensure that workers receive just compensation for the backbreaking achievement of working more than a 40-hour work week.

Tips for anti-sexual harassment training

Many workplaces hold training sessions on topics such as sexual harassment. Of course, some employers handle this topic better than others do. Because a sexual harassment lawsuit against your business may prove costly, it is often worth your while to be proactive in how you approach training. This tactic can also help you attract a wider base of qualified applicants if you develop a reputation for being a fair and proactive business.

5 examples of unlawful employee termination

When a Miami employer chooses to fire or terminate a worker, the employer must carry out the firing in a certain way. Failure to do so may result in an unlawful termination, which would give the employee the right to pursue a lawsuit to recoup his or her financial damages in court.

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