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Can A Threat To Fire A Whistleblower Prove The Employer’s Retaliatory Intent?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented whistleblowers for nearly twenty years, our Marion County, Florida employment and labor law attorneys have learned that employers often target employees who refuse to perform illegal acts in the workplace for termination.  When doing so, employers almost always carefully mask their retaliatory intent and rarely leave “smoking gun” evidence attesting to their… Read More »

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Can A Female Employee Be Sexually Harassed By A Heterosexual Woman?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), employees are protected from sexual harassment by co-workers of the same sex.  Having represented sexual harassment victims for nearly twenty years, our Marion County, Florida sexual harassment lawyers have learned that employers generally advance the same two-pronged attack when defending same-sex sexual… Read More »

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Employer Advances “Just Kidding” Defense When Owner’s Notes Say “Fire All The Old People”

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having litigated employment discrimination lawsuit in Florida state and federal courts for nearly twenty years, our Alachua County, Florida discrimination lawyers have learned that employers will always deny that an employment decision was motivated by discriminatory animus.  Even when confronted with evidence that an employment decision was made for a discriminatory reason, employers will… Read More »

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Officer Who Opposed Police Department’s Insufficient Progress In Race Relations Prevails On Retaliation Claim

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

The anti-retaliation provision of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) protects employees from retaliation when they oppose employment practices that discriminate against employees on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or religion.  Having litigated employment retaliation cases in Florida state and federal courts for almost twenty years,… Read More »

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Employer Allegedly Targeted & Accused Hispanic Employees Of Using Fraudulent Social Security Numbers

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having litigated employment discrimination lawsuits in Florida state and federal courts for nearly twenty years, our Alachua County, Florida discrimination lawyers have learned that employers seemingly come up with endless ways to mask their discriminatory intent when firing employees.  For example, employers will paper employees’ personnel files with disciplinary actions, give employees undeserved negative… Read More »

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Employee Who Endured Mocking Of Her Accent By Customers Claims She Worked In Hostile Environment

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented victims of hostile work environment harassment for nearly twenty years, our Alachua County, Florida harassment attorneys have learned that employers often adopt a “see no evil, hear no evil” strategy when employees are subjected to discriminatory harassment by customers.  In failing to take action to protect employees from customer harassment, employers invariably… Read More »

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Can Employees Still Prove Race Discrimination When Discharged In A Reduction In Force?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having fought for employee rights for nearly twenty years, our Alachua County, Florida labor law attorneys have learned that employers often target employees for termination in the context of a reduction in force for discriminatory reasons.  In the reduction in force context, many employers believe that they are virtually immune from liability for discrimination… Read More »

Case of Pregnancy Discrimination

Pregnancy Discrimination Case Based on Disparate Treatment and Failure to Accommodate, Even Without Firing, Goes to Trial

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating against women on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or other related medical conditions.  The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 amended Title VII to definitively establish that pregnancy discrimination in the workplace is a form of sex discrimination.  Employers may not… Read More »

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Supervisor’s Racial Slurs & Demands For Segregated Cemetery Creates Racial Hostile Work Environment

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented victims of race discrimination for nearly twenty years, our Alachua County, Florida race discrimination lawyers have learned that employees continue to endure egregious acts of racial harassment in the workplace.  Although employers are obligated to prevent and promptly correct racially harassing behavior at work, in many cases employers fail to take any… Read More »

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Employee With A Disability Claims Retaliation When Fired Two Days After Requesting An Accommodation

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), employees are protected from retaliation when the request a reasonable accommodation for their disability.  Having litigated retaliation cases in Florida state and federal courts for nearly twenty years, our Alachua County, Florida employment law attorneys have learned that employers often try to get rid of employees with… Read More »

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