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Are Employees Protected From Retaliation When A Parent Makes A Sexual Harassment Complaint On Their Behalf?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), employees are protected from sexually harassing behavior that is sufficiently severe or pervasive to alter the conditions of the victim’s employment and create a hostile work environment. In order to protect employees from sexual harassment and enable employers to prevent sexual harassment,… Read More »

Employee Claims Age Discrimination Where Supervisor Who Fired Him Said He Needed To Retire

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), an employer may not discriminate against any individual with respect to his or her compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of such individual’s age. As explained by the U.S. Supreme Court in Hazen Paper Co. v. Biggins, 507 U.S. 613 (1993), “Congress’ promulgation of… Read More »

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Must An Employee’s Work Environment Reach The Point Of “Hellishness” To Create A Hostile Work Environment?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), employees are protected from discrimination on the basis of sex.  Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination in violation of Title VII.  In Meritor Sav. Bank, FSB v. Vinson, 477 U.S. 57 (1986), the U.S. Supreme Court held that sexual harassment… Read More »

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Federal Appellate Court Revives Florida Woman’s FMLA Lawsuit

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

After a trial court granted summary judgment in favor of her employer, a federal appellate court revived the claims of a Florida woman for alleged violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).  Read on to learn about the case and the necessary elements of a successful FMLA retaliation claim, and contact an… Read More »

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Does Federal Law Prohibit Employment Agencies From Engaging In Discriminatory Advertising?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or religion.  As explained by the U.S. Supreme Court in McDonnell Douglas Corp. v. Green, 411 U.S. 792 (1973), Congress passed Title VII “to ensure equality of employment… Read More »

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Can The Timing Of An Employer’s Investigation Show Retaliation For Exercising Family Medical Leave Act Rights?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which is federal law, entitles eligible employees up to 12 weeks of leave during any 12-month period because of the birth of a child or because of their own serious health condition.  As observed by the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Satterfield v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.,… Read More »

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Are Sexual Harassment Victims Protected From Retaliation When They Refuse To Work With A Sexual Harasser?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), employees are protected from sexual harassment in the workplace.  As explained by the U.S. Supreme Court in Meritor Sav. Bank, FSB v. Vinson, 477 U.S. 67 (1986), employees are not required to “run a gauntlet of sexual abuse in return for the… Read More »

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Must An Employer Take Remedial Action To Prevent Recurrence Of Racial Harassment?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

In Meritor Sav. Bank, FSB v. Vinson, 477 U.S. 67 (1986), the U.S. Supreme Court held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) “affords employees the right to work in an environment free from discriminatory intimidation, ridicule, and insult.”  In applying this principle, courts have consistently held that Title… Read More »

Disability Harassment

Court Provides Guidance On What Constitutes Disability Harassment Under Americans With Disabilities Act

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of disability.  Although the ADA does not mention disability harassment, courts have consistently held that disability harassment is a form of disability discrimination prohibited by the ADA.  As a result, employees are protected from disability harassment that is sufficiently… Read More »

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Court Rejects Employer’s Attempt To Portray Sexual Harassment As “Nothing More Significant Than Flirting”

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) protects employees from sexual harassment that is sufficiently severe or pervasive to alter the conditions of the victim’s employment and create an abusive work environment.  Having represented sexual harassment victims for almost twenty years, our Citrus County, Florida sexual harassment lawyers have learned… Read More »

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