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Florida Attorney General Calls for Racial Discrimination Investigation Over Starbucks Inclusion and Diversity Policies

By Florin Gray |

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody filed a complaint this past week calling for an investigation into Starbucks’ hiring process. Moody has accused the coffee giant of racial discrimination and illegal hiring practices. Moody has called for the Florida Commission on Human Relations to investigate the company over their inclusion and diversity policies. She claims… Read More »

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Florida Walmart Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit with EEOC

By Florin Gray |

When an employee complains that another employee has made unwanted sexual comments, the employer must act quickly to remedy the situation. Federal law requires the employer to act on behalf of the employee who is making the complaint and take some action to remedy the situation. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of… Read More »

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US SCOTUS Upholds Decision That Lateral Transfer is an Adverse Employment Action Under Title VII

By Florin Gray |

Generally speaking, an employee filing a discrimination lawsuit must be able to establish that they suffered an adverse employment action in order to file a lawsuit against their employer. Traditionally, adverse employment actions have included demotions and firings. However, one case, Muldrow v. The City of St. Louis, involved an employee who was transferred… Read More »

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Department of Labor’s New Overtime Rules Benefits Workers

By Florin Gray |

The U.S. Department of Labor recently restored and extended overtime rules for lower-paid and salaried workers. It has traditionally been a foregone conclusion that workers who work more than 40 hours a week are paid time and a half by their employers. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), a worker who works more… Read More »

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EEOC Wins Suit Against Security Company for Failing to Accommodate Muslim Employee

By Florin Gray |

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently settled a lawsuit against Blackwell Security Services for failing to make a reasonable religious accommodation for a Muslim employee and forcing him to choose between his religion and his livelihood. According to the lawsuit, the employee worked as a concierge in Chicago, IL. The company hired him on… Read More »

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Florida Appeals Court Split on Whether an Employee Must State Violations of the FCRA in Discrimination Suit

By Florin Gray |

Two Florida appellate courts have split on a decision regarding pleadings in discrimination cases brought at the state level. This could tee up the matter for the Florida Supreme Court to decide whether or not an employee must make specific pleadings in their discrimination lawsuit. As it stands, the Second District Court of Appeals… Read More »

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EEOC Files Federal Lawsuit Alleging Pregnancy Discrimination

By Florin Gray |

A bakery violated federal law when it fired a pregnant employee, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in a federal lawsuit filed February 16, 2024. According to the EEOC, the bakery fired the employee after she missed two shifts to seek emergency medical treatment related to her pregnancy. The EEOC contends that the… Read More »

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Manager with Depression Fired Because Employer Was Afraid “He Might Hurt Other People”

By Florin Gray |

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently settled a lawsuit with a hotel management group over the firing of an employee with depression. According to the lawsuit, the employee requested a couple of days off from work to seek treatment for depression. When he returned from the hospital, his employer allegedly fired him on the… Read More »

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Whistleblower Lawsuit Against Iowa Nursing Home Alleges Employee Fired After Reporting Abuse

By Florin Gray |

An Iowa dietary aid has filed a lawsuit against a nursing home after she claims she was fired for reporting nursing home abuse and neglect to state officials. The state officials later verified her claims. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff alleges that soon after she began her employment with the nursing home, she… Read More »

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Lawsuit Says Nurses Were Fired After Reporting Fellow Nurse to Police

By Florin Gray |

A lawsuit has been filed against a Kentucky nursing home after two nurses say they were fired for reporting a fellow nurse to police. The nurses alleged that their fellow nurse was stealing morphine that was meant for elderly patients. The nurse is facing several charges including three counts of knowingly abusing or neglecting… Read More »

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