EEOC

A Quick Note on the Early EEOC Process in Discrimination Cases and Florida Employers being aware of the Florida Civil Rights Act

A Quick Note on the Early EEOC Process in Discrimination Cases and Florida Employers being aware of the Florida Civil Rights Act

Employers often face the dreaded claim against their company, a claim that the entity, in some form, discriminated against an employee.  Aside from worrying about a claim coming, employers often do not understand the process involved in dealing with these claims and the deadlines and process an employee goes through that can affect an employer’s responsibility to deal with a discrimination claim.

Protecting Alcoholics, Preventing Alcohol Misuse & Distinguishing Between the Two

Protecting Alcoholics, Preventing Alcohol Misuse & Distinguishing Between the Two

It has been a longstanding pillar in the law under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) protects alcoholism if it qualifies as a “disability.”  Despite this statutory protection (if it is deemed one qualifies as such under the ADA), courts have consistently held that employers can have legitimate work rules that prohibit alcohol use in the workforce.  However, the line between having a protected disability and engaging in unprotected misconduct while working is not always clear