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Publix Worker Files Lawsuit for Discrimination after Years of Harassment on the Job

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Popular Florida-based grocery store chain Publix has been facing a great deal of negative attention in recent weeks for discriminatory treatment towards its LGBT employees. Earlier in the year, news broke that the supermarket chain was refusing to cover the cost of pre-exposure prophylactic drugs intended to prevent HIV infection among its workers. Now,… Read More »

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Federal Court’s Ruling Shows That All Employees Are Protected From Gender Stereotyping Discrimination

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), employees are protected from discrimination because of sex.  To date, all of the federal courts of appeals, except the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, to squarely address the issue have held that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation does not… Read More »

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U.S. Supreme Court Declines To Hear Appeal & Decide Whether Federal Law Prohibits Sexual Orientation Discrimination

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), which is federal law, protects employees from discrimination on the basis of sex. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency charged with enforcing Title VII, has interpreted Title VII’s sex-based protections to include discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation…. Read More »

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Appellate Court Rules That Employee Is Not Required To Quit In Order To Bring A Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) makes sexual harassment that is sufficiently severe or pervasive to alter the conditions of the victim’s employment and create a hostile working environment an unlawful employment practice.  As part of establishing a prima facie case of hostile work environment sexual harassment, a victim… Read More »

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Employees Are Protected From Retaliation When Giving Deposition Testimony In Employment Discrimination Lawsuits

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, and religion. Under Title VII, employees are protected from retaliation for making a charge of discrimination, testifying, assisting, or participating in any manner in an investigation, proceeding, or… Read More »

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Proving Retaliation When An Employer Fails To Offer An Explanation For An Employee’s Discharge

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects employees from retaliation for complaining about discrimination or harassment in the workplace, including sexual harassment.  In the context of a retaliatory discharge claim under Title VII, an employer is obligated to articulate a legitimate, non-retaliatory reason for the employee’s termination.  The employer’s burden is… Read More »

Federal Court Rules That Exotic Dancer Is Protected Against Unwelcome Sexual Harassment At Her Workplace

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

In order to establish a claim of hostile work environment sexual harassment, a victim must demonstrate that the harassment was unwelcome.  As explained by the U.S. Supreme Court in Meritor Sav. Bank, FSB v. Vinson, 477 U.S. 57 (1986), that the conduct in question is unwelcome is “the gravamen of any sexual harassment claim.” … Read More »

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Lawsuit Alleges Inappropriate Conduct by Police Chief toward Junior Officer

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

The alleged victim of a sexually harassing Dade County police chief has recently filed an employment discrimination lawsuit against the police department in federal court. Read on to learn more about the lawsuit, and contact a skilled Marion County employment discrimination attorney if you’ve been the victim of discriminatory treatment at work. The lawsuit… Read More »

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Proving Age Discrimination By Showing Younger Employees Were Treated Better

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), which is federal law, prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of age.  Having represented employees victimized by age discrimination for almost twenty years, our Central Florida age discrimination attorneys have learned that employers often terminate older employees for behavior they usually tolerate from younger… Read More »

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Eleventh Circuit Court Of Appeals Rules That Breastfeeding Is Covered By Pregnancy Discrimination Act

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), prohibits employers from discriminating against women on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.  The PDA’s amendment to Title VII clarified that discrimination based on pregnancy is a form of sex… Read More »

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