Blog Posts in November, 2015

Funeral Home Owner Subjects Female Employees to Sexual Harassment

On October 28, 2015, a funeral home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida was named in a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The suit alleges that the owner of ...
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Termination of Alcoholic Truck Driver Upheld

Disability discrimination claims can be very tricky. The determination of what constitutes a protected "disability" must be made on a case-by-case basis. Many medical conditions are easily ...
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Employers Seeking "Youthful Image"

The EEOC has recently brought a case of age discrimination against a national restaurant chain whose headquarters are in Orlando, Florida. The case alleges a pattern-or-practice of age discrimination, ...
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Biased Testing Requirements as Evidence of Discrimination

Proficiency exams, math tests and other forms of assessment are not uncommon in the employment context. Tests are often used in making hiring decisions. While these tests are not, per se, unlawful, ...
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I Have FMLA Leave. Can I Get off Work at Any Time?

A dangerous assumption some employees make is that, as long as they have FMLA leave, they can take time off work whenever they want and it will be “excused.” The truth is, misapplying your ...
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Hindu Employee Fired For Being a Witch

Can you believe that, in 2015, there are still some people engaging in witch hunts? Instead of Salem, Massachusetts, Fort Meade, Maryland is the site of, what seems to be, genuine religious ...
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Can Withholding a Discretionary Bonus Be an Adverse Action?

In many employment discrimination claims, it is necessary for the employee to prove that he or she has suffered an "adverse employment action." This term usually means an adverse or negative ...
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Dunkin' Donuts Franchise Charged With Sexual Harassment of Teens

In a recent EEOC lawsuit, a franchisee of Dunkin' Donuts has been accused of sexually harassing teenaged female employees. The franchisee which owns several stores in New York, has been charged ...
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