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Is Disciplining A Woman More Harshly Than A Man Evidence Of Gender Discrimination?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having litigated gender discrimination cases under the federal anti-discrimination laws for nearly twenty years, our Marion County, Florida employment discrimination attorneys have learned that employers continue to treat female employees differently and less favorably than male employees.  In an employment discrimination case, as explained by the U.S. Supreme Court in Hazen Paper Co. v…. Read More »

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EEOC Brings Disability Discrimination & Retaliation Lawsuit Against Massey Services

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced that it has filed a disability discrimination lawsuit against Massey Services, Inc. (Massey) pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  The ADA protects employees from discrimination on the basis of disability.  In January 2019, the EEOC filed the lawsuit, EEOC v. Massey Services, Inc.,… Read More »

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Tallahassee City Employee Sues for Discrimination

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

A city special project manager recently filed a lawsuit against the city of Tallahassee claiming race and age discrimination as well as retaliation.  Age discrimination by employers is prohibited by the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and the Florida Civil Rights Act (FCRA).  Employers discriminating based on race is prohibited pursuant to… Read More »

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How Employers Try To Defeat Retaliation Cases: The Significance Of When A Discharge Decision Was Made

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having litigated retaliation cases under the anti-retaliation provisions of the federal employment discrimination laws for nearly twenty years, our Alachua County, Florida employment discrimination lawyers have learned that employers frequently claim that they made the decision to fire an employee who complained about discrimination before the discrimination complaint was made.  When doing so, employers… Read More »

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EEOC Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Florida IHOP Franchise

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced that it has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against an IHOP restaurant franchise in Plantation, Florida pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII). Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title VII. On March 19, 2019,… Read More »

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Are Employees Protected From Disability Discrimination After Disclosing A Serious Medical Condition?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having fought for the rights of employment discrimination victims for nearly twenty years, our Citrus County, Florida employment discrimination attorneys have learned that employers often terminate employees shortly after they disclose a serious medical condition.  The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects employees from disability discrimination when they have an actual disability or an… Read More »

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EEOC Files National Origin Harassment Lawsuit Against Fidelity Home Energy

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced that it has filed a national origin harassment lawsuit against Fidelity Home Energy, Inc. (Fidelity) pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII).  National origin harassment is a form of national origin discrimination prohibited by Title VII.  On March 7,… Read More »

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EEOC Files Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit Against Jacksonville, Florida Company

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced that it has filed a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against The Day & Zimmermann Group, Inc. and Sunrise Beach Corporation, which conduct business as M2 Services Corporation (M2 Services), pursuant to the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA).  The PDA protects employees from discrimination on the basis of… Read More »

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Can A Performance Improvement Plan Be Evidence Of Retaliation For A Discrimination Complaint?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having dedicated their practice to representing employees who have been retaliated against for complaining about discrimination in the workplace, our Citrus County, Florida wrongful discharge attorneys have learned that employers often use performance improvement plans and negative performance evaluations as weapons to punish employees who complain about discrimination.  When doing so, employers will then… Read More »

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Age Discrimination In Employment Act Applies To All Government Employers

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented victims of age discrimination for nearly twenty years, our Marion County, Florida age discrimination attorneys have learned that many private employers escape liability for age discrimination because they do not employee the requisite number of employees.  In order for the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) to apply to a private employer,… Read More »

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