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'That's just the culture' doesn't make workplace harassment okay

Every workplace has unwritten rules that everyone seems to know or get used to. Maybe it's the fact that everyone leaves a little early on Fridays when the boss is gone, or that certain people work better together than others. You could learn quite quickly that there is one group of people who tend to take over meetings or that it is better to go to one supervisor with questions than another.

What to do if your company doesn't have a harassment policy

Working for a small business can be largely fulfilling for any employee. However, there are some drawbacks. For instance, you can certainly develop closer relationships with colleagues and your employer, but there can be consequences of being too friendly.

Checklist: Are you eligible for FMLA?

The Family and Medical Leave Act is a critical program for workers all across Fort Lauderdale. Essentially, it ensures that an employee can take time off of work for certain life events without having to fear that his or her job will be given to someone else. 

Refusal to violate federal regulations not grounds for firing

No one should be fired from their job for refusing to break the law or put themselves in serious danger. After all, a job should be something that allows us to earn a living, not something that puts our freedom or well-being in jeopardy.

Reporting harassment can help other victims come forward

Being subjected to sexual harassment on the job can be a devastating, traumatic experience. Whether you have been mistreated because of your refusal to submit to inappropriate advances or you are living with the shame of complying in order to protect your job, the fact is that sexual harassment can destroy people's personal and professional lives.

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