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All caps email leads to lawsuit against Sha’Ron James

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A 64-year-old former employee of state Insurance Consumer Advocate Sha’Ron James says she was wrongly fired for, among other things, “sending James an email in all capital letters.” James had told the worker, Camille Rawls, that she “should have known (that’s) ‘the same as yelling at someone in person,’ ” according to a lawsuit Rawls filed in Leon County Circuit Civil court last week. Rawls, who says she’s the victim of age discrimination under the Florida Civil Rights Act, seeks damages of…

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Florida Capitol Police hit with age, sex discrimination lawsuits

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Two applicants to the Capitol Police have sued the agency, claiming they were victims of age and sex discrimination when they were turned down for jobs as officers. Woodrow Kerce and Carissa Beck filed their complaint in Leon County Circuit Civil court last week, according to court dockets. The Capitol Police patrol and protect the Capitol Complex, including the satellite state office center in southeast Tallahassee. They sued under the Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992 and the federal Age Discrimination in…

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