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Employee Claims He Was Fired Because Of Age After Being Told Someone From His “Era” Lacked The Skills

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented age discrimination victims for more than twenty years, our Citrus County, Florida age discrimination lawyers know that employers often fail to provide older workers with the training they need to meet performance expectations—even when the training is requested. Having failed to provide them with the necessary training, employers then terminate older employees… Read More »

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Must An Employee Be Pregnant When Fired To Be Protected From Pregnancy Discrimination?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented employment discrimination victims for more than two decades, our Alachua County, Florida pregnancy discrimination lawyers know that a common employment discrimination law myth is that only women who are pregnant when terminated are protected against pregnancy discrimination. Under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), women are protected from discrimination on the basis of… Read More »

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Employee Claims He Was Demoted Because Of Age Where Manager Said “We Need Younger Blood”

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having litigated age discrimination cases for more than two decades, our Alachua County, Florida age discrimination lawyers know that older workers continue to face significant obstacles in their efforts to retain employment. Unfortunately, many employers seek to push out older employees by targeting them for demotion in hopes that they will quit. In this… Read More »

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Race Discrimination Case Sent To Jury Where Manager Used Racially Derogatory Phrase “You People”

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented discriminatory discharge victims for more than twenty years, our Alachua County, Florida race discrimination lawyers know that employees are often subjected to racially derogatory phrases, such as referring to employees who are members of a protected race class as “one of them,” “all of you,” and “you people.” When an employee who… Read More »

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Employee Claims Pregnancy Discrimination When She Was Replaced By Non-Pregnant Employee

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having litigated employment discrimination cases for more than two decades, our Citrus County, Florida pregnancy discrimination lawyers have learned that pregnant employees who are discharged are invariably replaced by a non-pregnant employee. Although not sufficient, standing alone, to prove a pregnancy discrimination case, showing that an employer replaced a discharged pregnant employee with a… Read More »

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Is The Existence Of A Sexual Hostile Work Environment Determined By The Harasser’s Intent?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented sexual harassment victims for more than two decades, our Alachua County, Florida sexual harassment lawyers know that employers often defend sexual harassment cases by claiming that the sexually harassing behavior amounted to nothing more than “praise” or “compliments.” Having mischaracterized the nature of the conduct at issue, employers then maintain that well-intentioned… Read More »

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How Employers Try To Defeat Discriminatory Discharge Claims Under The Americans With Disabilities Act

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having litigated employment discrimination cases for more than two decades, our Alachua County, Florida employment discrimination lawyers know that employers often manipulate facts in an attempt to immunize themselves from liability under the federal anti-discrimination laws. Employers not only have the incentive to manipulate facts in the employment discrimination context, they are rewarded when… Read More »

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Employee Claims Subsidiary Of Japanese Company Unlawfully Fired Him Based On His American National Origin

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having practiced employment discrimination law for more than two decades, our Alachua County, Florida employee rights attorneys know that a common employment discrimination law myth is that individuals who were born in the United States do not fall within the protection against national origin discrimination under the federal anti-discrimination laws. Title VII of the… Read More »

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Employer Denies Worker Was Fired Because Of Age Since Derogatory Age Remarks Were Just “Jokes”

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented employees discriminated against on the basis of age for more than two decades, our Alachua County, Florida age discrimination lawyers know that older workers are often subjected to derogatory age remarks by younger management employees.  In Graefenhain v. Pabst Brewing Co., 827 F.3d 13 (7th Cir. 1987), the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court… Read More »

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Employee’s Wrongful Termination Claim Survives Dismissal Where Owner Made Racial Remarks

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having litigated wrongful termination cases for more than twenty years, our Citrus County, Florida wrongful termination lawyers know that company owners frequently make discriminatory remarks reflecting that their employment decisions are the product of unlawful discrimination.  Company owners seemingly make discriminatory remarks in the workplace because, among other reasons, they are not restrained by… Read More »

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