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Fior A. Ramirez v. Reemployment Assistance Appeals Commission

Appellant, Fior A. Ramirez, appeals an order of appellee, the Reemployment Assistance Appeals Commission, denying her claim for reemployment compensation benefits. We reverse and remand, concluding that appellant is entitled to benefits. Appellant began working as a housekeeper for Remington Lodging & Hospitality, a hotel in Atlantic Beach, Florida, on October 29, 2009. As found by the appeals ref... More...   $0 (02-07-2014 - FL)

Effective Teleservices, Inc v. Allerd Charles Smith

In this consolidated appeal, a company and board chair appeal attorneys’ fees and cost judgments resulting from an employment dispute. Discovery violations in the underlying litigation resulted in a default judgment on liability in favor of the employee. A subsequent motion for attorneys’ fees and costs resulted in a second and third judgment against the company and board chair. From these att... More...   $0 (01-29-2014 - FL)

David Odum v. Florida Department of Health and Kelly King

David Odum sued the Florida Department of Health and Kelly King claiming that he was fired from his job with the Health Department due to his age and the fact that he exercised his rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to care for his wife. He also claimed that he was retaliated against for reporting and opposing unlawful practices in violation of the Whistleblower's ACt.... More...   $307766 (10-20-2012 - FL)

Kathryn Pereda v. Brookdale Senior Living Communities, Inc.

Appellant Kathryn Pereda (“Pereda”) appeals the district court’s dismissal of her two-count complaint alleging interference and retaliation under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (“FMLA”), 29 U.S.C. § 2601, et seq., against Appellee Brookdale Senior Living Communities (“Brookdale”). The district court held that because Pereda was not an eligible employee at the time she was ... More...   $0 (01-10-2012 - FL)

Diane Spakes v. Broward County Sheriff's Office

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office (“BSO”) appeals from a judgment following a jury trial in which the jury found that BSO interfered with its employee Diane Spakes’s statutory right to request medical leave and fired her in retaliation for her protected leave request, in violation of the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), 29 U.S.C. § 2615(a)(1) and (a)(2) respectively. 1 The distric... More...   $0 (01-31-2011 - FL)

Margaret Russell v. North Broward Hospital

This is M argaret R ussell's appeal from a judgment in favor of the North Broward Hospital District, her former employer, in the lawsuit she broug ht against it. The Hospital terminated Russell's employment because it concluded that she had been absent from work too much. Russell does not deny being away from work when the Hospital says she was, but she contends that her absences were for ... More...   $0 (10-09-2003 - FL)

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