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December 2018 Archives

Age discrimination: Were you a victim of this unlawful behavior?

You never thought of yourself to be at risk of age discrimination, but on your 40th birthday, you looked around your Florida workplace and suddenly realized you're the oldest one there. Then, the jokes started, and people began making fun of how old you are. These jests seemed harmless at first, but you soon discovered that you were being left out of office social events, denied promotions and when it came time to lay people off, you were the first to lose your job.

Were you fired for exercising your medical leave rights?

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is an important piece of federal legislation that provides some -- but not all -- employees the right to take time off of work without pay in the event of a family medical issue or when they're bringing a new child into the family. This vital piece of employment-related legislation must be honored by employers, or they will face legal consequences.

How can retail workers respond to sexual harassment?

Claims of sexual harassment abound in Florida headlines, but many workers say they're still being victimized by this behavior. One segment of the working population that is particularly at risk of being sexually harassed is workers in the retail industry.

Is my noncompetition agreement valid?

What if you have a very specific skill and this skill has the capacity to earn you a great deal of money? However, you have also signed a six-month noncompetition agreement with your employer, and you're worried that if you leave your job, you won't be able to earn a living for six months. Do you really need to follow the terms of your noncompetition agreement?

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