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$125,000 – Sexual Harassment

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Our client was a sales person who was pressured by a senior executive to enter into a sexual relationship. After the executive continued his pursuit over an extended period, our client did briefly engage in a relationship but later sought to end the relationship.  She was terminated shortly after ending the relationship.

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What is required to file a workers’ compensation claim?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

Under Florida Workers’ Compensation Law, an accident at work that results in an injury may entitle you to workers’ compensation: Workers’ compensation benefits include medical benefits and lost wage benefits, called indemnity benefits. If you are injured at work, you must report your accident and injury to your employer within thirty (3) days of… Read More »

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I was injured at work and my employer will not send me to the doctor, what should I do now?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

If you were injured at work, and your employer had more than four (4) employees on the date of the accident, you must report the injury to him or her and request a Notice of Injury or First Report of Injury be completed. An injury must be reported to your employer within thirty (30)… Read More »

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If I miss work due to an injury or illness how do I know if I have short-term or long-term disability benefits available to me?

By Stephen M. Barbas |

If a disability plan is sponsored through your employer, it may be covered under a federal law (ERISA) that requires the plan administrator to provide you with the plan documents within 30 days of a written request.  You can check with the human resources office at your employer to identify the plan administrator.

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