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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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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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Is it Illegal to Not Hire Someone Because of Age?

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 older workers continue to face significant disadvantages in their efforts to regain employment after being discharged. In many cases, employers refuse to hire older workers on the basis of inaccurate and stigmatizing stereotypes about… Read More »

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Can False Rumors That A Woman Slept With Her Boss To Get Promoted Create A Hostile Work Environment?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), employees are protected from workplace harassment that occurs because of the employee’s gender.  Having fought for the rights of sexual harassment victims for nearly twenty years, our Marion County, Florida sexual harassment lawyers have learned that employers often claim that abusive behavior… Read More »

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New Florida Law Would Strip LGBTQ Civil Rights Protections

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) protects employees from discrimination because of sex.  While the federal statute does not clearly state that it also applies to sexual orientation or gender identity, some federal courts have held that sexual orientation discrimination is a form of sex discrimination, although the… Read More »

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Federal Appellate Court Rules That Disabled Employees Are Protected From Harassment

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented victims of disability discrimination for nearly twenty years, our Marion County, Florida employment discrimination lawyers have learned that many employers fail to protect disabled employees from harassment.  In some instances, employers are unaware they are required by the Americas with Disabilities Act (ADA) to investigate and take remedial action when presented with… Read More »

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