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Employer Tells Employee Complaining About Sexual Harassment To “Get Back To Work”

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having litigated sexual harassment cases for almost twenty years, our Citrus County, Florida sexual harassment lawyers have learned that employers often defend sexual harassment cases by arguing that sexually harassing behavior in the workplace does not necessarily constitute legally actionable harassment simply because the harassment involves verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. … Read More »

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Must An Employee Be Able To Work Full-Time To Be Protected By The Americans With Disabilities Act?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) forbids discrimination against a qualified individual on the basis of disability.  The ADA defines “disability” as “a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of an individual.”  Prohibited discrimination under the ADA includes not making reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with… Read More »

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Can Employers Make Decisions Based On The Belief That Older Workers Cannot Do The Job Because Of Age?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having fought for the rights of employees who have endured age discrimination in the workplace for almost twenty years, our Marion County, Florida age discrimination attorneys have learned that employees often target older workers for termination because they believe that older workers cannot do the job because of their age.  In doing so, employers… Read More »

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Do Sexual Harassment Laws Protect Employees From Workplace Stalking By Customers?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having fought for the rights of sexual harassment victims for almost twenty years, our Alachua County, Florida sexual harassment lawyers have learned that employees are often subjected to sexually harassing behavior from customers, including undesired romantic interest, sexual remarks, and touching.  In some circumstances, employees targeted for unwanted sexual attention are even stalked by… Read More »

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Can a Severance Agreement be Used as Evidence for Termination?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having litigated employment discrimination cases for almost twenty years, our Alachua County, Florida employment discrimination attorneys have learned that employers frequently deny that they fired an employee.  Instead of admitting that an employee was fired, employers will claim that the employee quit.  In some circumstances, employers even try to create the false impression that… Read More »

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Does the 20 Employee Minimum Threshold for the ADEA Apply to Local Public Employers?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

The federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), makes it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an individual with respect to his or her compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of such individual’s age.  The ADEA prohibits discrimination against individuals who are at least forty years of age and provides a… Read More »

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Is The Refusal To Give An Employee A Reason For A Discharge Evidence Of Discrimination?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having been dedicated to fighting for the rights of victims of employment discrimination for almost twenty years, our Marion County, Florida employment discrimination attorneys have learned that employers often refuse to give employees a reason for their termination.  When employees ask why they are being fired, employers often have two stock responses:  (1) Florida… Read More »

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Is A Leave Of Absence For Medical Treatment Or Recovery A Reasonable Accommodation Under The ADA?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), employers are required to make reasonable accommodations for qualified employees with a disability unless the employer can demonstrate that the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of its business.  Under the regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which is the federal… Read More »

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Does The Pregnancy Discrimination Act Protect The Right To Get Pregnant?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 (PDA) makes it unlawful for employers to discriminate against employees on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.  Having dedicated their practice to fighting for the rights of employees who have been discriminated against on the basis of pregnancy, our Citrus County, Florida pregnancy discrimination lawyers… Read More »

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When An Employee Signs A Severance Agreement Must The Money Be Returned As A Precondition To Filing A Lawsuit?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having fought for the rights of victims of employment discrimination for almost twenty years Citrus County employment law attorneys have learned that employers frequently offer victims of employment discrimination a severance agreement after terminating their employment.  Knowing the employee is emotionally and financially vulnerable, employers exploit that vulnerability by offering to pay the employee… Read More »

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