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Can workplace bullying create a hostile environment?

You would like to think that you left bullies behind after you graduated from high school, but unfortunately, that is not always the case. Some people never grow out of the bullying attitude, and they may take their behaviors to work. You and other employees in Florida may suffer if a bullying co-worker is creating a hostile or unsafe work environment.

3 reasons a non-compete agreement may not apply

Non-compete agreements are often a standard contract that employers require employees to agree to. Generally, it stipulates that an employee cannot gain information from their employer and then use the information in service of another business. This protects a company’s trade secrets and other proprietary information from potential exploitation by another business in the same sector.

How to respond to sexual jokes in the workplace

More people than ever before are steadily becoming aware of the impact of sexual harassment in the workplace. In many cases, this harassment will not necessarily be violent. Many workplaces deal with employees who engage in lewd or sexual jokes, which are still enough to make coworkers uncomfortable. 

Limiting personal liability as a small business owner

As a small business owner, you probably have some degree of liability when it comes to the operation of your entity, but the types of risks you face will vary broadly based on your particular line of work. Some types of business operations, among them food and beverage service establishments, expose you to a considerable degree of risk, but even businesses that do not seem overtly risky can get into trouble if someone files a lawsuit against them.

What is qui tam whistleblowing?

You have heard of whistleblowing in the workplace, but have you heard of qui tam? Understanding what it is can help you determine if you have a case and qualify for protection.

Constructive discharge and employment discrimination

Employees may face various forms of illegal discrimination, with firing ranking among the harshest actions employers may take. However, as more employers become aware of the illegality and potential legal consequences of discriminatory actions, they may not take such an overt step.

What constitutes workplace retaliation?

As a member of the Florida workforce, you are an at-will employee, which essentially means your employer can terminate you at any time and for almost any reason. There are several key exceptions, however, and they involve your protected rights.

Different types of workplace discrimination you may experience

As an employee, you are protected by federal law from many types of discrimination that can take place in the workplace. Your employer is responsible for providing you with a work environment that is safe from discrimination, harassment, harm and conflict. Unfortunately, even with federal protections in place, discrimination is one issue that some employees in Miami still experience. To better understand your rights as a worker, you should learn about the different types of workplace discrimination that can occur.

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