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Sex Discrimination in the Workplace

Sex discrimination in the workplace involves the unfavorable treatment a job applicant or employee because of his or her sex, his or her connection with an organization or group that is generally associated with people of a certain sex, or for their gender identity, transgender status, or sexual orientation.[1] Sex discrimination may arise in any […]


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Age Discrimination in the Workplace

Workplace age discrimination claims have soared over the years. This type of discrimination involves treating a job applicant or employee less favorably because of his or her age. The conduct may arise in any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and other employment setting or condition. There […]


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Employment Background Checks

Prior to running employment background checks, employers must follow strict rules, or risk liability for noncompliance. Agencies contracted by employers to provide information on an applicant or employee also have legal duties when collecting, keeping, and providing background information. Information Typically Requested An employer may seek some or all of the following records about a […]


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Employee Severance Agreements

With an ever-increasing amount of corporate layoffs and reorganizations forcing employees out of their jobs, employers often offer “severance” or termination packages to departing employees providing pay or other benefits upon termination in exchange for certain employee promises. These promises typically consist of a release or “waiver” of liability for all claims connected with the […]


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Employment-at-Will and Wrongful Termination in Florida

In Florida, an employment relationship can be terminated “at will.” This means that an employer can fire the employee, or the employee can walk away from the job, whenever they wish, for any reason or no reason at all. This applies unless there is a valid employment contract specifying a definite term of employment or limiting […]


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