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Category Archives: Disability Discrimination

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Can Employers Fire Disabled Employees While Their Request For An Accommodation Is Still Outstanding?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented employment discrimination victims for more than two decades, our employment discrimination lawyers in Citrus County, Florida have learned that most employers resist providing disabled workers with an accommodation for their disability. Rarely do employers engage in good faith efforts to determine whether they can accommodate disabled employees. In some cases, employers even… Read More »

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Are Employees With A Disability Protected From Retaliation When They Request To Work Remotely?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Through their decades of experience representing employment discrimination victims, our labor lawyers in Marion County, Florida know that many employees with a disability need to work from home in order retain their employment. Although each case is highly fact specific and often turns on whether in-person work is an essential function of the employee’s… Read More »

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Dollar Store Agrees to Pay One Million Dollars to Settle EEOC Lawsuit Alleging ADA and GINA Violations

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Since 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has prohibited discrimination in employment practices on the basis of someone’s disability, defined as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. The ADA protects employees and applicants from discrimination based on their disability, a history of a disability, or… Read More »

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Can Employers Fire Employees For Disability-Related Absences From Work?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having decades of experience representing employment discrimination victims, our employment discrimination lawyers in Citrus County, Florida know that disabled employees are sometimes unable to work because of their disability. Despite their obligation to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled employees, many employers mistakenly believe that they are lawfully permitted to terminate disabled employees when they… Read More »

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Do Workers Have Any Legal Protection When An Employer’s Attitude Changes After Learning Of Their Disability?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented employment discrimination victims for more than twenty years, our employee rights lawyers in Marion County, Florida know that the attitude of employers towards an employee often changes after they become aware of the employee’s disability. An employer’s change in attitude in far too many cases manifests itself in targeting the employee for… Read More »

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Are Employees Protected From Employment Discrimination Because Of Obesity?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

For more than twenty years, our employment discrimination lawyers in Citrus County, Florida have fought for the rights of employment discrimination victims. Through their decades of experience representing employment discrimination victims, our employment discrimination attorneys in Inverness, Florida have learned that a common employment law myth is that employees cannot be discriminated against because… Read More »

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Walmart Sued for Disability Discrimination…Again

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

It seems like not a week goes by that Walmart isn’t sued for some alleged labor or employment violation, including every form of employment discrimination there is along with violations of wage and hour laws as well. This may not be entirely surprising, given that Walmart is the world’s largest employer with 2,300,000 employees… Read More »

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Are Disabled Workers Protected From Bullying Under Employment Discrimination Law?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

For more than two decades, our labor lawyers in Citrus County, Florida have litigated hostile work environment harassment cases in Florida courts. Having extensive experience representing hostile work environment harassment victims, our labor attorneys in Inverness, Florida know that disabled employees are often subjected to bullying because of their disability. In this article, our… Read More »

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Is Diabetes a Protected Disability, and Are Additional Rest Breaks a Reasonable Accommodation?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having battled employers who engage in discriminatory employment practices for more than twenty years, our labor lawyers in Citrus County have learned that employers often deny even the smallest accommodations to employees with disabilities. Despite their legal obligation to provide reasonable accommodation, many companies simply ignore the needs of their workers in order to… Read More »

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Are Women Entitled To A Leave Of Absence As An ADA Accommodation After Giving Birth?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

For more than twenty years, our employment discrimination lawyers in Citrus County have fought for the rights of employment discrimination victims. Through their decades of experience representing employment discrimination victims, our employment discrimination attorneys in Inverness, Florida know that women often experience pregnancy-related medical conditions after giving birth that necessitate a leave of absence… Read More »

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