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Sexual harassment a pervasive problem in health care

While just about anyone who makes a living working in Florida runs the risk of experiencing on-the-job sexual harassment, statistics show that workers in certain industries are substantially more likely to experience this type of treatment than those employed in other fields. Health care workers, in particular, face a high likelihood of experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace. At the Law Office of Michelle Cohen Levy, P.A., we understand that on-the-job harassment can take a considerable toll on your life, and we have helped many people in health care and other industries pursue recourse after experiencing sexual harassment.

Taking time off for an adoption

It may be easy to become too focused on the "medical" portion of the Family and Medical Leave Act and forget that it also includes family matters. Many from Fort Lauderdale come to us here at The Law Office of Michelle Cohen Levy, P.A. asking if that includes preparing for an adoption case. If you have the same question, you will be happy to know that it does. 

How can I handle microaggressions?

Microaggressions are seemingly minor expressions of prejudicial sentiment that can have a major impact. Even if the perpetrator meant no harm the victim of the state could be left feeling uncomfortable, offended, and even unwelcome in the workplace. The American Psychological Association offers the following tips on how to address microaggressions in professional settings.

Understanding workplace disability discrimination

If you are a disabled Florida resident, you likely have concerns about the type(s) of accommodation(s) your employer or a prospective employer needs to make for you. You likely also know that the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits employers from discriminating against you because of your disability.

Can my religious beliefs get me fired?

If you are a non-Christian worker in Fort Lauderdale, you have probably wondered if your religious beliefs could get you fired. The unfortunate answer is that an employer may indeed fire you because of your beliefs. While in most instances, non-Christians are the victims of these situations, Christians who work for employers of other belief systems may be affected, too.

Understanding performance evaluation standards

A common response coming from employers in Fort Lauderdale accused of wrongful termination is that the employee involved did not meet the expectations of their position. One might struggle in responding to such a claim because, at face value, it appears to be so subjective. Yet a review of an employee's performance reviews can either prove or disprove such a claim. 

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