Florida Appellate Court Shuts Down Financial Discovery on Employers: The Buck Stops Here

On October 14, 2020, the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal granted a petition for a writ of certiorari quashing a trial court’s discovery order that had compelled an employer to produce “financial worth” discovery in an employment discrimination case. While the trial court retained broad discretion over the scope of discovery, the appellate court held that the employee lacked an evidentiary basis to substantiate the need for financial worth discovery.

Florida Enacts Law Protecting Employees' Right to Bring Firearms to Work

A new law in Florida will soon prevent employers from prohibiting employees licensed to carry concealed weapons from keeping firearms in their locked vehicles at work.  The law, dubbed the “Preservation and Protection of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms in Motor Vehicles Act of 2008,” takes effect July 1, 2008. The law creates

Terminating Internal Grievance Procedure Due To EEOC Charge Held To Be Unlawful

Florida employers who terminate internal grievance procedures or investigations when an employee files a formal charge of discrimination may be liable for unlawful retaliation under a new decision issued by the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal. On January 23, 2008, the court held that Broward County, Florida, unlawfully retaliated against a county bus driver, in violation of the Florida Civil Rights Act, when it terminated an internal grievance procedure upon learning that the bus driver had filed a formal charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).