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.
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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
The EEOC filed a lawsuit against BHT Constructions LLC, a construction company in Davie, Florida, for sex discrimination. The EEOC alleges in the lawsuit that a female applicant was denied employment and was told by a BHT worksite supervisor that the company does not hire women. This conduct is in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits employers from discrimination based on sex. Women are still confronted with sex discrimination in today’s work force but women in construction are especially vulnerable to this type
Great article done by the Tampa Bay Times detailing the horrific daily lives of Cognizant’s many employees. Thompson Legal Center, LLC has numerous clients alleging sex discrimination, sex harassment, disability discrimination and harassment, FMLA retaliation and all forms of retaliation against Cognizant. Contact the office at (813) 769-3900 or reach out to attorney KC Hopkinson directly if you believe that you too are experiencing similar discriminatory, harassing or retaliatory treatment at the workplace. Your rights do matter. Take the first step today!
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act protects women from discrimination or harassment in the workplace because of pregnancy, childbirth, or a medical condition related to pregnancy for childbirth. Even with this protection in place women still face pregnancy discrimination in the workplace. Pregnancy discrimination is more prevalent in the service sector but also appears in banks, retailers and even law firms. This article discusses what many women face after telling their employer they are pregnant. It is shocking that pregnancy discrimination is still so prevalent today.
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