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Category Archives: Employment Law

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Report: Ex Florida State Football Coach Willie Taggert Never Signed a Final Contract

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In early November, Florida State University (FSU) fired its head football coach Willie Taggert in the middle of his second year leading the team—an early termination of his deal. At the time, the team was in the middle of a mediocre season and was looking for a new direction. Now, there is some controversy… Read More »

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Florida Gentlemen’s Club Settles Sex Discrimination Claim After Refusing to Hire a Male Bartender

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On December 10th, 2019, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that Gold, Inc. agreed to settle an employment discrimination lawsuit for $20,000. Operating as Sammy’s Gentlemen’s Club in North Florida, the company allegedly refused to even consider hiring a male applicant for the position of bartender. This case should serve as an important… Read More »

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What to Do If Your Company is Being Sued By an Employee

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Conflict between employers and employees can happen. Unfortunately, in some cases, disputes can be difficult to resolve. They may even result in litigation. If your company is facing a lawsuit from a current or former worker, it is imperative that you know how to take action to protect your rights and interests. Here, our… Read More »

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Proposal: Employment Protections for Medical Marijuana Users

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In 2016, Florida legalized the medicinal use of marijuana. This raises an important question in the minds of some employees: Can you be fired for using medical marijuana in Florida? As of right now, the answer is “probably”—though, the answer is more complicated because employment law issues always depend on the specific facts of… Read More »

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Florida Company Sued for Refusing to Hire a Pregnant Employee

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On November 21st, 2019, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against a Florida-based health care company. According to the agency, Regency Park Assisted Living & Memorial Care withdrew a job offer from an employee who accepted a position as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) solely because it learned of… Read More »

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Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Landmark LGBTQ Employment Discrimination Cases

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On October 7th, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in three key employment law cases. In the coming year, the nation’s highest court is set to decide whether or not discrimination against LGBTQ workers amounts to sex discrimination under federal law. Here, our Miami employment law lawyers explain the… Read More »

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Palm Beach County, Florida Employer Sued for Age Discrimination Under ADEA

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On September 26th, 2019, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published a press release stating that age discrimination charges have been filed against Jumbo Supermarket, a grocery store located in Lake Worth, Florida. The federal agency alleges that an older worker was wrongfully terminated based on her age. Here, our West Palm Beach employment… Read More »

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EEOC Sues South Florida Construction Company for Failing to Hire Female Applicants

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On August 27th, 2019, the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) announced sex discrimination charges against BHT Constructions LLC, a Davie, Florida-based contractor. According to the federal agency, BHT Construction refused to hire a qualified female applicant simply on the grounds of her sex/gender. Below, our Miami employment law attorneys offer an overview of the… Read More »

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EEOC Files Wage Discrimination Lawsuit Against the University of Miami; Allegedly Underpaid Female Professor

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On July 29th, 2019, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a gender discrimination claim against the University of Miami. According to the EEOC, the university unlawfully paid a female political science professor less than an equally qualified male counterpart who holds a substantially similar position. Below, our top-rated Miami employment law attorneys… Read More »

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Florida McDonald’s Franchise Location Sued for Religious Discrimination

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On July 16th, 2019, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced the filing of a religious discrimination lawsuit against Chalfont & Associates Group — a company that owns and operates several McDonald’s franchise locations in Central Florida. In this article, our Miami employment law attorneys offer an overview of the religious discrimination complaint filed… Read More »

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