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Supervisor’s Racial Slurs & Demands For Segregated Cemetery Creates Racial Hostile Work Environment

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented victims of race discrimination for nearly twenty years, our Alachua County, Florida race discrimination lawyers have learned that employees continue to endure egregious acts of racial harassment in the workplace.  Although employers are obligated to prevent and promptly correct racially harassing behavior at work, in many cases employers fail to take any… Read More »

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Employee With A Disability Claims Retaliation When Fired Two Days After Requesting An Accommodation

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), employees are protected from retaliation when the request a reasonable accommodation for their disability.  Having litigated retaliation cases in Florida state and federal courts for nearly twenty years, our Alachua County, Florida employment law attorneys have learned that employers often try to get rid of employees with… Read More »

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Does An Employer’s Use Of Code Words For Age Constitute Evidence Of Age Discrimination?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented victims of age discrimination for nearly twenty years, our Alachua County, Florida employment discrimination attorneys have learned that employers often use code words for age when explaining employment decisions involving older workers.  For example, when seeking to justify employment decisions regarding older workers, employers will characterize older workers as “low energy,” “slow,”… Read More »

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Employee Claims Employer Made Up Drug Possession Charge In Retaliation For Exercising His FMLA Rights

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

An employer that retaliates over an employee exercising their rights in FMLA can face serious consequences, such as the case when Central Management Systems allegedly makes up drug possession charges after the fact. Having fought for employee rights for nearly twenty years our Florida employment discrimination lawyers have learned that employers often punish employees… Read More »

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Former KCTV News Anchor Sues Over Age Discrimination in Replacement

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented the victims of age discrimination for nearly twenty years our Florida employment discrimination attorneys have learned that many employers act on their preference for a younger workforce by targeting older workers for replacement with substantially younger employees.  As the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals observed in Graefenhain v. Pabst Brewing Co.,… Read More »

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Court Finds That Transgender Man Has A Plausible Case Of Sex Discrimination

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) prohibits employers from discriminating against any individual with respect to his or her compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of such individual’s sex.  This includes protecting a transgender from sex discrimination, such as refusing to hire them, as seen in the… Read More »

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Employee Claims Disability Discrimination When Employer Fired Him After Learning He Had Cancer

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having been committed to fighting for the rights of Florida employees for almost twenty years, our Alachua County, Florida employment discrimination attorneys have learned that employers often terminate employees shortly after learning they have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Although employers almost always carefully mask their discriminatory intent when firing… Read More »

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Proving Retaliation When Employers Mete Out More Lenient Treatment For Employees Who Do Not Complain

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Under the anti-retaliation provisions of the federal employment discrimination laws, such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, employers are protected from retaliation when they complain about discrimination in the workplace.  Having litigated retaliation cases in Florida… Read More »

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Supreme Court Holds State and Local Governments Subject to ADEA, Regardless of Number of Employees

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

The federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), makes it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an individual with respect to his or her compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of such individual’s age.  Under the terms of the ADEA, employers may not make adverse employment decisions against workers over age… Read More »

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Are Employees Protected From Retaliation When They Complain About Pornography In The Workplace?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having fought for the rights of sexual harassment victims for almost twenty years, our Alachua County, Florida sexual harassment attorneys have learned that employers frequently fail to take appropriate corrective action to prevent the viewing of pornography in the workplace.  Employers often refuse to take remedial action because they mistakenly believe that the viewing… Read More »

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