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Category Archives: Disability Discrimination

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EEOC Brings Disability Discrimination & Retaliation Lawsuit Against Massey Services

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced that it has filed a disability discrimination lawsuit against Massey Services, Inc. (Massey) pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  The ADA protects employees from discrimination on the basis of disability.  In January 2019, the EEOC filed the lawsuit, EEOC v. Massey Services, Inc.,… Read More »

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Are Employees Protected From Disability Discrimination After Disclosing A Serious Medical Condition?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having fought for the rights of employment discrimination victims for nearly twenty years, our Citrus County, Florida employment discrimination attorneys have learned that employers often terminate employees shortly after they disclose a serious medical condition.  The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects employees from disability discrimination when they have an actual disability or an… 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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Can Employers Fire Employees Whose Disability Causes Them To Violate Company Policy?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having litigated cases under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for nearly twenty years, our Marion County, Florida employment discrimination attorneys have learned that employers often terminate disabled employees based on conduct resulting from their disability.  In doing so, employers argue that employees cannot use their disability to justify conduct causing their termination.  The… Read More »

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Employee Claims Disability Discrimination When Fired For Drinking Sugar Water To Treat Low Blood Sugar

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented victims of employment discrimination for nearly twenty years, our Marion County, Florida employment discrimination lawyers have learned that employers continue to resist providing disabled employees with a reasonable accommodation.  The Americans with Disabilities Act compels employers to make reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability, unless the employer can demonstrate that the… Read More »

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Employee Needing An Accommodation Claims Disability Discrimination When Fired For Stealing A Bag Of Chips

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), when employees are unable to perform the essential functions of their position because of a disability, employers must provide them with a reasonable accommodation that will permit them to perform those essential functions.  Under the ADA, a reasonable accommodation may include job restructuring, part-time or modified work… Read More »

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Employer’s Response To Complaint Of Disability Harassment Was “Grossly Inadequate”

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having dedicated their practice to fighting for the rights of employees, our Marion County, Florida employment discrimination lawyers have learned that many employers fail to protect employees from disability-based harassment.  When confronted with a complaint from a victim of disability-based harassment, employers often refuse to acknowledge that the employee is being harassed because of… Read More »

Employer’s Response To Complaint Of Disability Harassment Was “Grossly Inadequate”

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having dedicated their practice to fighting for the rights of employees, our Marion County, Florida employment discrimination lawyers have learned that many employers fail to protect employees from disability-based harassment. When confronted with a complaint from a victim of disability-based harassment, employers often refuse to acknowledge that the employee is being harassed because of… 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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Employee Claims Disability Discrimination When Employer Fired Him After Learning He Had Cancer

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having been committed to fighting for the rights of Florida employees for almost twenty years, our Alachua County, Florida employment discrimination attorneys have learned that employers often terminate employees shortly after learning they have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Although employers almost always carefully mask their discriminatory intent when firing… Read More »

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