When a Florida couple walks down the aisle and exchanges wedding vows, it's more than just a declaration of love and a romantic event. Marriage is actually a legal contract, and it offers certain protections to both parties. However, if you and your partner do not want to get married, there are still protections that could be available to you.
Florida readers know that it is illegal to display discriminatory behavior in the workplace toward individuals with certain medical conditions. This can include HIV. A recent case in another state illustrates how employees can fight back against discrimination and pursue a beneficial outcome to their situation.
You would certainly expect to sign a contract when you purchase a car, but it might seem silly if a friend asks you to draft an agreement before having coffee together. Similarly, the contractor who builds an addition onto your house will likely present you with a contract, but the neighbor's kid who mows your lawn may not.