The United States Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division recently found a local Tampa restaurant in violation of overtime laws and awarded the worker a combined $150,749.00 in damages. Some of the workers were making less than $6 per hour which is well below the $8.05 minimum wage in Florida. The Federal minimum wage is $7.25. It was also discovered that a kitchen manager was being paid $230 per week and, according to Federal laws, should have been paid a minimum of $684 per week or at least $23,600
Today, March 24, 2021, is Equal Pay Day. This date symbolizes when the average woman working full-time in 2020 finally made the same amount that the average male made by December 31, 2020. Because women statistically earn less than men, they must work almost 25% longer for the same amount of pay. Women are typically paid 82 cents for every 1 dollar men are paid.
Are you being discriminated against or treated differently because of your sex? We will fight for your equal pay rights! Call Thompson Legal Center at 813-769-3900
The Florida Commission on Human Relations just announced that it will affirm last summer’s Supreme Court ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County. This makes discrimination based on sexual orientation illegal. Huge win for Equality and Justice in Florida!
If you have been discriminated against because of your sexual orientation please contact Thompson Legal Center for a free confidential consultation. We will help you on your path to justice! With over 30 years of Employment law we are Tampa’s Employment Lawyers.
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Before the Lilly Ledbetter Act you had to file a Charge of Discrimination within 300 days from the time the employer first decided to discriminate against you by paying you less that your male counterparts. The problem with this is most women do not realize they are being paid less. Lilly Ledbetter was paid 40% less than the lowest paid male counterpart and she only discovered this after being with the company for 19 years. She lost her fight but has made a difference for women since then. Under the
The EEOC filed a lawsuit against a Florida assisted living facility for disability discrimination based on a woman’s pregnancy. The assisted living facility rescinded a job offer after the woman mentioned that she was pregnant. The EEOC filed suit in the Middle District Court of Florida and then was able to negotiate a settlement.
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act is an amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Both Federal and Florida Law protect women who are pregnant from being discriminated against. Employers cannot discriminate,
The fight for #equalrights continues in the world’s workplaces. Today, in an historic appointment, the Catholic Church has appointed its first black U.S. prelate to be named cardinal. The Catholic Church is not unlike other employers, as it strives to provide a discrimination- and harassment-free workplace for its employees. In the United States of America under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, it is illegal for an #employer to #discriminate against an #employee based on that employee’s #race, #color, #nationalorigin, #sex, or #religion. If you believe that you have been discriminated against because of your race,
Pope Francis recently announced support for same sex unions saying that: “homosexual people have a right to be in a family. They are children of God.” This break with earlier dogma is in line with new rights given to the LGBTQ community including full protection under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that was recently recognized by the US Supreme Court. The Court held that employers’ discrimination against employees based on their sexual orientation or transgender status violates Title VII protection of sex-based discrimination. If you feel
A recruiting company violated Federal law by firing an employee because of her disability and then retaliated against her for filing her disability discrimination charge with the EEOC. The EEOC filed a lawsuit charging that the company retaliated against former employee by providing a negative and misleading reference to a company that was in the process of hiring her. The EEOC’s lawsuit also alleges that the company retaliated against Ms. Bauer when it sued her for alleging that she violated her employment agreement by filing her EEOC charge.
Federal law prohibits
Thompson Legal Center continues to fight for clients that have been sexually harassed on the job. The article below is an example of the continued harassment females and males face at work. Sexual harassment needs to stop. Thompson Legal Center can help you stand up for your rights. Contact us now at (813) 769-3900 for assistance with submitting a formal, written complaint to your Human Resources department. Thompson Legal Center is here to help. The company has a duty to investigate and put a stop to sexual harassment. Call us
On June 15th, 2020, the Supreme Court ruled that the language of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, religion, national origin, and sex, also applies to gay and transgender workers.
Justice Gorsuch, who wrote the majority opinion, stated that “It is impossible to discriminate against a person for being homosexual or transgender without discriminating against that individual based on sex.” The Supreme Court’s decision will allow employees who feel they have been discriminated against based on their sexual orientation or gender