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Can A Woman Be Denied A Promotion Because She Is A Working Mother With Young Children?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having litigated sex discrimination cases in Florida state and federal courts for nearly twenty years, our Marion County, Florida employment discrimination attorneys have learned that employers continue to make employment decisions based on gender stereotypes.  The prohibition of discrimination because of sex in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII)… Read More »

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Can Employers Fire Older Workers In Order To Lower Their Health Care Costs?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having litigated age discrimination cases in Florida state and federal courts for nearly twenty years, our Marion County, Florida age discrimination attorneys have learned that many employers seek to lower their health care costs by getting rid of older workers.  In doing so, employers disingenuously claim that the decision to terminate an older employee… Read More »

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Can Employers Fire Employees Whose Disability Causes Them To Violate Company Policy?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having litigated cases under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for nearly twenty years, our Marion County, Florida employment discrimination attorneys have learned that employers often terminate disabled employees based on conduct resulting from their disability.  In doing so, employers argue that employees cannot use their disability to justify conduct causing their termination.  The… Read More »

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Employee Claims Disability Discrimination When Fired For Drinking Sugar Water To Treat Low Blood Sugar

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented victims of employment discrimination for nearly twenty years, our Marion County, Florida employment discrimination lawyers have learned that employers continue to resist providing disabled employees with a reasonable accommodation.  The Americans with Disabilities Act compels employers to make reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability, unless the employer can demonstrate that the… Read More »

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Employee Alleges She Was Fired Based On False Evidence In Retaliation For Her Discrimination Complaint

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having litigated employment law cases in Florida state and federal courts for nearly twenty years, our Citrus County, Florida employment discrimination attorneys have learned that employers continue to target employees who complain about workplace discrimination for termination.  In doing so, employers generally will build a case against complaining employees in order to justify their… Read More »

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Is Recording An Employee For Complaining About Discrimination An Unlawful Act Of Retaliation?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having litigated employment retaliation cases in Florida state and federal courts for nearly twenty years, our Marion County, Florida employment law attorneys have learned that many employers view employees who complain about discrimination in the workplace with a hostile and contemptuous eye.  Under the anti-retaliation provisions of the federal employment discrimination laws, such as… Read More »

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How Employers Try To Get Rid of Pregnant Employees

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having dedicated their practice to fighting for victims of employment discrimination, our Citrus County, Florida employment law attorneys have learned that many employers want to get rid of pregnant employees.  A tactic commonly used by employers to get rid of pregnant employees is to force them to take a leave of absence and tell… Read More »

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Employee Needing An Accommodation Claims Disability Discrimination When Fired For Stealing A Bag Of Chips

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), when employees are unable to perform the essential functions of their position because of a disability, employers must provide them with a reasonable accommodation that will permit them to perform those essential functions.  Under the ADA, a reasonable accommodation may include job restructuring, part-time or modified work… Read More »

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Principal Claims Age Discrimination When He Was Told “They Just Want Somebody Younger”

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having been committed to fighting for the rights of employment discrimination victims for nearly twenty years, our Citrus County, Florida employment discrimination lawyers have learned that employers continue to target older workers for termination.  In the overwhelming majority of cases, employers are careful to mask their discriminatory intent to terminate employees because of their… Read More »

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How Employers Try To Sweep Sexual Harassment Complaints Under The Rug

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented sexual harassment victims for nearly twenty years, our Citrus County, Florida sexual harassment lawyers have learned that employers often try to sweep sexual harassment complaints under the rug by giving the victim an ultimatum:  resign or be fired.  In issuing the ultimatum, employers hope that sexual harassment victims will elect to resign… Read More »

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