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An overview of a person's rights in the workplace

Workers generally have the right to enjoy a workplace that is free from harassment. If harassment becomes pervasive, it may be possible for an employee to file a lawsuit against an employer. In some cases, a single incident could be enough to prove that a person was subjected to a hostile work environment. Individuals may be granted greater protection under state law than federal law, which means that some may have an easier time proving that harassment or discrimination occurred.

Restaurant chain sued for sexual harrassment

A former employee from one of the largest fast-food chains in the world, which includes locations in Florida, is filing a lawsuit against the corporation for sexual misconduct. The plaintiff claims that one of her co-workers routinely grabbed areas of her body and put her in sexual poses. These allegations are part of a larger class-action lawsuit that claims the restaurant chain promotes a culture of sexual harassment.

Study finds 61% of U.S. workers encounter discrimination

Approximately three out of every five employees in Florida and throughout the U.S. have suffered or witnessed workplace discrimination based on age, gender, race, sexual orientation or gender identity, according to a new survey. The survey, entitled "The 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Study," was conducted by the Harris Poll and published by Glassdoor.

Race discrimination still a major problem at work

While many companies in Florida and across the country have expressed their commitment to diversity in the workplace, racial discrimination continues to pose a significant problem for workers in a wide range of industries. Around 33% of employed Americans said that they had experienced or seen some form of discrimination based on race according to an online survey conducted by Glassdoor, an employment review site. A Glassdoor spokesperson said that companies should examine the results of the study to implement more meaningful policies to combat discrimination and improve diversity.

3 critical pieces of evidence for a workplace retaliation claim

Succeeding in today‚Äôs workplace is challenging enough without having to worry about discrimination based on race, sex, religion, ethnicity or another protected class. Unfortunately, illegal discrimination is not exactly rare in the Sunshine State. Nevertheless, your employer should not retaliate against you for complaining about impermissible workplace discrimination. 

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