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Can Employers Target A Sexual Harassment Victim For Investigation In Response To Her Complaint?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having litigated sexual harassment lawsuits for almost twenty years, our Marion County, Florida sexual harassment lawyers have learned that an employer’s investigation of a sexual harassment complaint is rarely reasonable or effective.  As explained by the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals in Mulvihill v. Top-Flite Golf Co., 335 F.3d 15 (1st Cir. 2003),… Read More »

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Must A Victim’s Complaint Use The Words “Sexual Harassment” To Be Protected Against Retaliation?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented sexual harassment victims for nearly twenty years, our Marion County, Florida sexual harassment lawyers have learned that employers invariably deny that sexual harassment victims lodged a complaint about the sexually harassing behavior they endured.  Once a sexual harassment lawsuit is filed, employers will refuse to admit that any complaint made by the… Read More »

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Does Federal Law Protect Job Applicants From Sexual Harassment?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented the victims of employment discrimination for almost twenty years, our Marion County, Florida employment law attorneys have learned that job applicants are often a victim of unlawful employment discrimination.  Under the federal anti-discrimination laws, employers are prohibited from discriminating against job applicants.  Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964… Read More »

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Court Finds Evidence Of Age Discrimination Where Older Worker Fired For A “Flimsy” Reason

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having fought for the rights of employees for nearly twenty years, our Marion County, Florida age discrimination attorneys have learned that employers often mask a discriminatory motive by firing employee for reasons that are not true, have no basis in fact, or are phony.  In the employment discrimination context, employees can prove that they… Read More »

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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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