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Category Archives: Employment Discrimination

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Must Employers Investigate The Facts On Which They Base An Employee’s Discharge?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

In order to prevail in a discrimination lawsuit, most employment discrimination statutes require employees to prove the employer’s discriminatory intent.  This means that an employee must prove that the employer fired him or her deliberately because the employee is African-American, or Cuban, or a woman, or pregnant, or disabled, or over forty years old. … Read More »

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Can Employers Cater To The Perceived Discriminatory Preferences Of Customers?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having litigated employment discrimination cases in Florida state and federal courts for nearly twenty years, our Citrus County, Florida employment discrimination attorneys have learned that many employers discriminate against employees based on a desire to cater to the perceived discriminatory preferences of their customers.  For example, employers make employment decisions based on the perceived… Read More »

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Florida ICE Officer Sues Over Anti-Muslim Harassment in the Workplace

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination against employees in the workplace based on race, color, national origin, sex, and religion.  Sexual harassment and harassment otherwise leading to a hostile work environment are forms of discrimination under the law.  Thankfully, harassment and discrimination in the workplace are being recognized… 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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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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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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Can Florida Workers Record a Conversation at Work?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having litigated employment harassment and discrimination cases for almost twenty years, our Citrus County, Florida employment law attorneys know that claims of workplace sexual harassment or discrimination can be tricky to prove without documentation, witnesses, and other evidence to back them up.  If your employer seems to only make their discriminatory or harassing comments… Read More »

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How Courts Dismiss Employment Discrimination Cases: The “Honest Belief Rule”

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having litigated employment discrimination cases for almost twenty years, our Citrus County, Florida employment law attorneys have learned that courts have come up with a plethora of judicially-created rules that are used to nullify employment discrimination laws and dismiss employment discrimination cases.  One such judicially-created rule is the “honest belief rule.”  Simply stated, the… Read More »

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Are Employees Protected From Discrimination Based On Their Association With A Person Of Another Race?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) forbids employers from discriminating against any employee with respect to his or her compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of such employee’s race.  As explained by the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Barrett v. Whirlpool Corp., 556 F.3d 502… Read More »

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Can A Discriminatory Failure To Promote Be Proven With Evidence That An Unqualified Individual Was Selected?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) prohibits an employer from discriminating against any individual with respect to his or her compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of such individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.  Under Title VII, employees are protected against discrimination with respect to… Read More »

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