For today's wage and hour story, we leave the area of Fort Lauderdale, Florida for the considerably colder confines of Buffalo, New York, where a restaurant in the Lake Erie city has been accused by six former employees of a number of violations that infringed upon their rights and violated a law created in 1999.
We live in a completely different era when it comes to sexual harassment in the workplace and the awareness that people have of this critical issue. Before, sexual harassment was still something that companies addressed, even if it wasn't enough. Now, with the #MeToo movement and a number of high-profile sexual harassment and sexual assault cases bringing eyes to the matter (including Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, Donald Trump, Bill Cosby, Louis CK, and many others), there is a palpable feeling in the air that something is finally changing.
A wrongful termination lawsuit from outside our state of Florida shows the great lengths to which some companies will go to retaliate and punish their employees. The case is out of West Virginia and involves a locomotive company called CSX.
Many people see their careers as more than "just a job." It becomes their livelihood, and it is a pillar of their being. They want to do everything possible to advance their career and to further the company's vision and initiatives.