A Florida OfficeMax recently settled retaliation claims filed by the EEOC on behalf of an employee for $85,000. In this case, an OfficeMax store manager fired an employee, who later complained that the manager fired him because he is Hispanic. The company required the manager to rehire the employee. According to the lawsuit, the manager, however, made life difficult for the employee by creating reasons to terminate him and trying to force him to resign. The employee went to the EEOC who investigated his claims against OfficeMax. After the parties failed to reach a pre-suit resolution, the EEOC filed a lawsuit in Tampa federal court on behalf of the employee.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Posted by Rich Bradford at 4:21 PM
Last spring, the office of the Hillsborough County Property Appraiser was rocked by the sexual harassment claims of Carolyn Filippone. Although the case had been pending for nearly two years, it did not make front page news until Property Appraiser, Rob Turner, fired his paramour, Carolyn Filippone.
Posted by Rich Bradford at 4:18 PM