Blog Posts in 2021

  • What is Sexual Harassment?

    Sexual harassment is a type of sex discrimination prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 . It occurs when an employee or an applicant for employment is the victim of requests to perform sexual favors, unwanted sexual advances, and other verbal or physical sexual conduct. The harasser can be an employer, supervisor, co-worker, or even a non-employee like a customer, client, or ...
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  • What You Should Know About the Equal Pay Act

    What is the Equal Pay Act? The Equal Pay Act is a federal act passed in 1963 that amends federal labor law to protect employees from discrimination based on sex. This act prohibits employers from paying employees different wages solely on the basis of their sex. Thus, if you are performing similar work to a similar standard as a coworker of the opposite sex, you should not be getting paid less or ...
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  • When Is Unequal Pay Illegal?

    Allegations of unequal pay rippled through the food community in 2020. Los Angeles Times food critic Patricia Escárcega, 40, went public about a significant pay disparity between her and her white male counterpart, Bill Addison, 48. Both Escárcega and Addison were hired at the same time to do the same job. The LA Times regularly billed them as co-critics. Yet she learned Addison made a ...
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  • Wrongful Termination and COVID-19 in Miami

    The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented economic turmoil, both around the world and in our own backyard. In 2020, over one million Floridians lost their jobs because of the virus. While most employers have tried to protect their employees from coronavirus, some have dismissed them illegally in the wake of the outbreak. If you were let go because of COVID-19 and believe you were unlawfully ...
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