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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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Miami Company Settles Disability Discrimination Employment Law Claim for $30,000

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On April 25th, 2019, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a settlement in a disability discrimination claim that it filed against Universal Diversified Enterprises, a South Florida-based contractor. Regulators allege that this company improperly terminated an employee due to his visual disability. Here, our Miami employment law attorneys provide an overview of… Read More »

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EEOC Sues Broward County Restaurant Chain for Sexual Harassment

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced that it is filing a sexual harassment lawsuit against a Broward County, Florida IHOP franchise. According to the allegations raised by the agency, the restaurant violated federal labor laws in its failure to stop workplace sexual harassment. In this article, our experienced West Palm Beach employment… Read More »

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Miami Company Agrees to Settle Disability Discrimination Lawsuit for $150,000

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to a press release from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), USA Parking Services, Inc. — a Miami based valet and parking company — has agreed to pay $150,000 in compensatory damages to settle a disability discrimination claim brought by a deaf job applicant who was denied an opportunity to seek a position… Read More »

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Jacksonville Agrees to Pay $4.9 Million to Settle a Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On February 14th, 2019 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commision (EEOC), announced that the City of Jacksonville — more specifically, the Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters — agreed to pay $4.9 million to affected parties to settle a racial discrimination lawsuit. In addition, the city agreed to take measures to reform the employment practices within… Read More »

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EEOC Sues Florida Company for Pregnancy Discrimination

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to a press release from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), two United States military contractors in North Florida are being sued for pregnancy discrimination. The EEOC claims that these companies (M2 Services Corporation and Day & Zimmermann Group) improperly forced a pregnant worker to take unpaid leave and then unlawfully fired her… Read More »

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Jury Awards Florida Dishwasher $21 Million in Punitive Damages in Discrimination Claim

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the South Florida Sun Sentinel, a Florida jury has awarded a Miami dishwasher more than $21 million in financial damages. She filed a lawsuit against her former employer after the company repeatedly failed to accommodate her religious beliefs. Eventually, the company terminated her from its position. While much of the… Read More »

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Can You Fire an Employee For No Reason in Florida?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Florida is an ‘at-will’ employment state. Under these rules, employers have the right to terminate an employee at any time and without giving any advanced notice. Florida employers can fire a worker for a legitimate reason and they can also fire a worker for no reason at all. Companies have wide discretion over their… Read More »

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