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Can A Woman Be Fired Because She Lacks The “Midwestern Girl Look”?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) prohibits discrimination against any employee with respect to his or her compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of sex.  As observed by the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals in Burns v. Johnson, 829 F.3d 1 (1st Cir. 2016), “the idea… Read More »

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U.S. Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals Notes That The Gender Wage Gap Costs Women Over $840 Billion A Year

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA), which is part of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, forbids employers from paying an employee at a rate less than that paid to employees of the opposite sex for equal work.  As determined by the U.S. Supreme Court in Corning Glass Works v. Brennan, 417… Read More »

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Can A Sexual Harassment Victim Bring A Battery Claim Against The Sexual Harasser?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) and the Florida Civil Rights Act (FCRA) protect employees against sexual harassment in the workplace.  Unfortunately, as our Alachua County, Florida sexual harassment attorneys have learned, circumstances sometimes prevent sexual harassment victims from bringing or prevailing on otherwise meritorious sexual harassment lawsuits against… Read More »

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Is The More Favorable Treatment Of A Younger Replacement Evidence Of Age Discrimination Against The Discharged Older Employee?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) forbids employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of age.  Having extensive experience representing employees who were discharged because of their age, our Marion County, Florida age discrimination lawyers have learned that evidence regarding the individual who replaced a discharged older employee is highly relevant in… Read More »

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Employer Allegedly Gave Employee A Choice: Drop The Racial Discrimination Claim Or Be Fired

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

The federal employment discrimination laws prohibit employers from retaliating against employees for opposing any practice made an unlawful employment practice under the federal employment discrimination laws.  Employees are protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) from retaliation for complaining about race, national origin, sex, or pregnancy discrimination in… Read More »

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Can Degrading & Humiliating Conduct Create A Sexual Hostile Work Environment?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (Title VII), employees are protected from sexual harassing behavior which is sufficiently severe or pervasive to discriminatorily alter the conditions of the victim’s employment and create a hostile work environment.  In determining whether the harassment was sufficiently severe or pervasive to create an abusive working environment,… Read More »

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Alleged Gender-Based Discrimination In The Workplace: Employer Just Wants To Pay Fine

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) prohibits discrimination in compensation against any individual on the basis of sex.  The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA), which is part of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, also prohibits sex-based discrimination in compensation.  Generally, employer actions that give rise to… Read More »

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Employer Allegedly Solicited A Coworker Complaint Against Employee In Retaliation For Complaining About Race Discrimination

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Federal and Florida employment discrimination laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Florida Civil Rights Act, protect employees against retaliation when they complain about discrimination in the workplace.  Federal and Florida employment discrimination laws prohibit retaliation because… Read More »

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Court Rules That Employee’s Tying A Rope Into A Noose Can Create A Racial Hostile Work Environment

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) and the Florida Civil Rights Act (FCRA) prohibit employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of race.  Although Title VII and the FCRA do not mention racial harassment, courts have uniformly held that racial harassment is a form of race discrimination prohibited… Read More »

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Can Employers Demote A Pregnant Employee So She Can Spend More Time With Her Newborn Child?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), as amended by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 (PDA), forbids employers from discriminating against employees on the on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.  Under the PDA, as explained by the U.S. Supreme Court in UAW v. Johnson Controls,… Read More »

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