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
The EEOC has filed a lawsuit against Interconnect Cable Technology Corporation (ICTC) for disability discrimination. The EEOC alleges that ICTC, an electronics manufacturer in Brooksville, FL, violated federal law by demoting and later discharging an employee after she was hospitalized for a mental illness. The employee had worked for ICTC for more than 20 years and had been promoted repeatedly in that time. In June 2019, she was hospitalized and diagnosed with major depressive disorder. When she returned to work, she was immediately demoted and her pay was cut. A
The EEOC filed and won a lawsuit against Orlando Float, an Orlando massage therapy company, for pregnancy discrimination. The EEOC charged that Orlando Float required all pregnant employees to produce a doctor’s note, regardless of whether the employee was requesting any changes in her work conditions and responsibilities. Orlando Float claimed that this was to protect the safety interests of pregnant women and their unborn children. A pregnant employee expressed concern over the requirement to produce a doctor’s note and was fired on her next shift.
Orlando Float’s actions were in
EMPLOYEE RIGHTS – COVID -19 UPDATE
Effective April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FCRAA) provides 100% paid leave for up to two weeks to employees who require leave because:
They are subject to an isolation order by Federal, State or local government.
They have been advised by a health care provider to quarantine.
They are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and are seeking a medical diagnosis.
They are caring for his/her child where school or daycare is closed due to COVID-19.
Employees caring for an individual who is subject to quarantine
Our office is getting a lot of inquiries from those who have recently lost their job. Please keep in mind that being let go because the business you worked for has closed due to COVID 19 is legal. Businesses may be required to reduce their workforce but businesses cannot use COVID-19 as an excuse to fire you due to your age, race, disability, sex, national origin or religion. Please call us at 813- 769-3900 with any questions you may have.
If you have been recently let go, please read below for
This article from the Detroit Free Press is another example of racial profiling and discrimination. This is not a unique situation. We have had clients face the same situation in the Tampa Bay area. It’s shameful that 50 years after the civil rights movement, people of color are still facing this discrimination. As MLK stated, “Humans have come a long way, but we still have a long way to go.”
We all must continue to fight for justice. If you have been discriminated in the