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As part of our commitment to assist and educate employees in fighting back against the abusive employment practices of employers, we offer a broad range of information about employment law issues in our employment blog.

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Can Direct Contact With An Intimate Body Part Create A Hostile Work Environment?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Through their decades of experience representing sexual harassment victims, our sexual harassment lawyers in Marion County, Florida have learned that a common employment law myth is that a single act of sexual harassment cannot create a sexually hostile work environment. An employment law myth zealously promoted by employers in maintaining that a single incident… Read More »

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The Flawed Employer Plea For Immunity: We Took Some Action After Learning Of The Sexual Harassment

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Under employment discrimination law, employers are obligated to take remedial action when they know or should know of sexual harassment in the workplace. Having represented sexual harassment victims for decades, our sexual harassment lawyers in Citrus County, Florida have learned that employers routinely maintain they are immune from liability for hostile work environment sexual… Read More »

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How Employers Routinely Violate The ADA: By Firing Employees They Regard As Disabled

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

A common employment law myth, our wrongful termination lawyers in Marion County, Florida have learned, is that employees must have an actual disability in order to be protected from disability discrimination under employment discrimination law. An employment law myth that employers routinely exploit without legal consequences by terminating employees who do not have an… Read More »

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Classic Employer Retaliatory Discharge: Failing To Get Fired Employee’s Side Of The Story

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented wrongful termination victims for more than two decades, our wrongful termination lawyers in Citrus County, Florida know that discriminatory and retaliatory discharge cases frequently have common facts. One such common fact is the employer’s failure to get the terminated employee’s side of the story before firing the employee. When an employer has… Read More »

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A Common Discriminatory Employment Practice: The Failure To Recall Laid Off Older Workers

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented age discrimination victims for more than two decades, our age discrimination lawyers in Citrus County, Florida know that older workers continue to face significant obstacles in their efforts to gain and retain employment. Employee layoffs is one of the many areas in employment law where older employees continue to endure systemic discrimination…. Read More »

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Another Employer Trick: After-The-Fact Justifications For An Employee’s Termination

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

In employment discrimination cases alleging a discriminatory discharge, employers bear the burden of proffering a legitimate, non-discriminatory reason for the challenged termination decision. Through their decades of experience litigating discriminatory discharge cases, our wrongful termination lawyers in Marion County, Florida know employers often proffer after-the-fact justifications for the challenged termination decision. In a discriminatory… Read More »

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Harassment in the Construction Industry? The Government Has a Plan for That.

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Earlier this month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a guidance document aimed at helping leaders in the construction sector fight employment harassment in the industry. As our Marion County, Florida, employment harassment lawyers well know, workers in the male-dominated construction industry are likely to experience harassment on the job based on their… Read More »

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The Usual Employer Response To A Baseless Explanation For An Employment Decision

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Through their years of experience litigating employment discrimination cases, our employment discrimination lawyers in Marion County, Florida know that employers frequently change or shift their explanation for the challenged employment decision. Courts have determined that an employer’s shifting factual account or explanation for the challenged employment decision is evidence that the employer’s proffered justification… Read More »

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Is A Single Age-Related Remark Enough By Itself To Prove A Worker Was Fired Because Of Age?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having decades of experience representing age discrimination victims, our age discrimination lawyers in Citrus County, Florida know that employers have used employer-friendly courts to create a substantial body of case law that minimizes the evidentiary value of age-related discriminatory remarks. In order for an age-related discriminatory remark to constitute relevant evidence that the challenged… Read More »

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Must Employees Claiming Discriminatory Discharge Prove The Reason For Discharge Was False?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented employment discrimination victims for more than two decades, our employment discrimination lawyers in Citrus County, Florida know a common employment law myth is that employment discrimination victims do not have a meritorious case unless they can prove that the employer’s proffered reason for their termination was false or factually untrue. Under this… Read More »

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