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As part of our commitment to assist and educate employees in fighting back against the abusive employment practices of employers, we offer a broad range of information about employment law issues in our employment blog.

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EEOC Files National Origin Harassment Lawsuit Against Fidelity Home Energy

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced that it has filed a national origin harassment lawsuit against Fidelity Home Energy, Inc. (Fidelity) pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII).  National origin harassment is a form of national origin discrimination prohibited by Title VII.  On March 7,… Read More »

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EEOC Files Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit Against Jacksonville, Florida Company

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced that it has filed a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against The Day & Zimmermann Group, Inc. and Sunrise Beach Corporation, which conduct business as M2 Services Corporation (M2 Services), pursuant to the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA).  The PDA protects employees from discrimination on the basis of… Read More »

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Can A Performance Improvement Plan Be Evidence Of Retaliation For A Discrimination Complaint?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having dedicated their practice to representing employees who have been retaliated against for complaining about discrimination in the workplace, our Citrus County, Florida wrongful discharge attorneys have learned that employers often use performance improvement plans and negative performance evaluations as weapons to punish employees who complain about discrimination.  When doing so, employers will then… Read More »

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Age Discrimination In Employment Act Applies To All Government Employers

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented victims of age discrimination for nearly twenty years, our Marion County, Florida age discrimination attorneys have learned that many private employers escape liability for age discrimination because they do not employee the requisite number of employees.  In order for the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) to apply to a private employer,… Read More »

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Are Employees Protected From Retaliation When Complaining To OSHA About Unsafe Work Conditions?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having fought for the rights of employees for almost twenty years, our Marion County, Florida whistleblower lawyers have learned that many employees continue to work in unsafe and dangerous work environments.  Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the Act), employers are responsible for providing safe workplaces for their employees.  The Act… Read More »

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Can Victims Of Employment Discrimination Get Their Jobs Back?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having litigated employment discrimination cases for almost twenty years, a question that employment discrimination victims frequently ask our Citrus County, Florida employment law attorneys is whether they can get their job back.  As explained by the U.S. Supreme Court in Albemarle Paper Co. v. Moody, 422 U.S. 405 (1975), a fundamental purpose of federal… Read More »

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Are Home Health Aides Protected From Sexual Harassment By Clients Of Their Employer?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having litigated sexual harassment cases for nearly twenty years, our Marion County, Florida sexual harassment attorneys have learned that home health aids are particularly vulnerable to sexual harassment from the clients of their employer.  Because they generally work alone in the home of a client of their employer, employers often fail to protect home… Read More »

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Can Employers Defend Sexual Harassment Cases On Grounds The Victim Worked In A “Blue-Collar” Workplace?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having dedicated their practice to representing victims of sexual harassment, our Marion County, Florida employment discrimination lawyers have learned that employers continue to defend sexual harassment cases by claiming that women working in a “blue-collar” workplace deserve less protection from the law than women working in an office environment.  At the core of their… Read More »

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Is Encouraging Older Workers To Retire Evidence Of Age Discrimination?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having litigated cases under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) for nearly twenty years, our Marion County, Florida employment discrimination lawyers have learned that one approach used by employers to “weed out” older workers is to encourage, if not coerce, them to retire.  In doing so, employers believe they will be insulated from… Read More »

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Can A Sexual Harassment Victim Support Her Case With Testimony From Others Who Were Harassed?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented sexual harassment victims for nearly twenty years, our Citrus County, Florida sexual harassment attorneys have learned that testimony from other employees who were sexually harassed by the same harasser is compelling evidence in a sexual harassment case. Recognizing the power of such testimony, employers vigorously fight to prevent such testimony from being… Read More »

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