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Whistleblower laws protect individuals who report wrongful conduct from retaliation by the wrongdoer, often an employer. Other blog articles cover whistleblower laws in general, including The False Claims Act, the predecessor of whistleblower provisions. This article focuses on protections afforded to federal government employees by The Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989, its predecessor, The Civil […]
Workplace discrimination on the basis of pregnancy involves treating a woman, whether a job applicant or an employee, unfavorably because of pregnancy, childbirth, or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth. Similar to other types of discrimination, pregnancy discrimination may arise in any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, […]
Employment criminal background checks may include criminal information residing in law enforcement records, court records, correctional facility records, and sex offender records. In Florida, these investigations are legally required for criminal justice and law enforcement occupations and those exposing employees to children, educational, health, and other environments requiring positions of trust and responsibility to protect […]