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Intel Settles National Pay Discrimination Lawsuit

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA), which amended the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, is a federal law that prohibits pay discrimination based on sex.  The law demands that similarly-situated employees who perform jobs requiring equal skill, effort, and responsibility are paid the same regardless of their sex.  Title VII of the… Read More »

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Can An Employer Fire An Employee For Filing An EEOC Charge Of Discrimination Against A Prior Employer?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented victims of employment retaliation for almost two decades, our Citrus County, Florida retaliatory termination lawyers are frequently asked whether employers can lawfully fire them for having filed a charge of discrimination with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against a previous employer.  Under the federal anti-discrimination laws, employees are protected from… Read More »

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Are Employees Who Complain About Age Discrimination In Layoffs Protected From Retaliation?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having fought for the rights of employees for almost twenty years, our Alachua County, Florida unlawful termination lawyers know that employers frequently target older workers for layoff.  Under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), employees are protected from being laid off because of their age.  Although the ADEA was passed more than fifty… Read More »

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Is The Failure To Investigate Reasons For Firing An Employee Evidence Of Retaliatory Discharge?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented employees who have been wrongfully fired for almost two decades, our Marion County, Florida wrongful discharge attorneys know that employers frequently do not investigate the facts on which they base an employee’s termination.  In many cases, employers never even interview the employee before pulling the trigger.  Instead of getting the employee’s side… Read More »

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Can Discriminatory Customer Preferences Contribute To A Racial Hostile Environment?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having litigated employment discrimination lawsuits for almost two decades, our Alachua County, Florida race discrimination lawyers know that many employers still cater to the perceived discriminatory racial preferences of their customers.  In doing so, employers foster and engender a racially-charged work environment in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964… Read More »

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Are Pregnant Employees Protected From Pregnancy Harassment?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented victims of pregnancy discrimination for almost two decades, our Marion County, Florida pregnancy discrimination lawyers know that pregnant employees often endure harassment because of their pregnancy.  Under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), employers are forbidden from discriminating against women on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.  Pregnancy harassment is… Read More »

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Can Employers Prohibit Hispanic Employees From Speaking Spanish To Spanish-Speaking Customers?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having dedicated their practice to fighting for workers’ rights, our Marion County, Florida employee rights attorneys know that many employers maintain speak-English-only policies that prohibit the speaking of Spanish in the workplace.  Employer English-only policies adversely impact employees whose primary language is Spanish or whose language of national origin is Spanish.  Generally, employers are… Read More »

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Female Employee Claims Gender Discrimination Where Employer Told Her That The Position “Needed A Man”

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 sex discrimination lawyers know that women continue to face substantial disadvantages in their efforts to obtain jobs traditionally held by men.  Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), employees are protected… Read More »

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Manager’s Notes Reflect Attempt To “Cover Up” That Age Discrimination Was Reason For Employee’s Discharge

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having litigated employment discrimination cases in Florida state and federal courts for nearly twenty years, our Marion County, Florida age discrimination lawyers know that employers often give false or phony reasons for an employment decision.  In the employment discrimination context, employees are required to demonstrate that the reason proffered by the employer for a… Read More »

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Do Remarks Attributing Negative Stereotypes To Hispanic Workers Create A Hostile Work Environment?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented victims of hostile work environment harassment for almost two decades, our Alachua County, Florida hostile work environment harassment attorneys know that national origin harassment is a serious problem in the American workplace.  Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), employees are protected from discrimination on the basis… Read More »

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