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Category Archives: Employment Discrimination

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Supreme Court Says Religious School Teachers Do Not Get Antidiscrimination Protection

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented employment discrimination victims for more than two decades, our Lake County, Florida, employment discrimination lawyers know that discrimination can happen in any workplace. We also know that, historically, discriminatory actors have hidden behind arguments that their behavior was not discriminatory, but was instead an expression of their religious views. White business owners… Read More »

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Are Employees Who Are Repeatedly Discriminatorily Passed Over For Promotion Entitled To Quit?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented employment discrimination victims for more than two decades, our Citrus County, Florida employment discrimination attorneys know that employees are often passed over for promotion for discriminatory reasons. In some circumstances, employees who are continuously denied promotion for discriminatory reasons may have a claim for constructive discharge. As the U.S. Second Circuit Court… Read More »

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“Customer Preference” is Not a Defense to Employment Discrimination

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) protects employees from discrimination because of sex.Employers are not at liberty to make employment decisions or take adverse employment action against an employee based on their sex. That means that an employee cannot be fired, denied a promotion, or denied a bonus simply… Read More »

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Can Employers Require Employees To Waive Future Discrimination Claims Against Them?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having litigated employment discrimination cases for more than two decades, our Alachua County, Florida EEO attorneys know that employers often try to get employees to waive their right to bring employment discrimination and retaliation lawsuits against them. In most cases, employers try to get employees to waive their employment discrimination and retaliation claims by… Read More »

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Can Your Employer Fire You Due to Wage Garnishment?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Wrongful termination can come in many forms. While most people think of wrongful termination in terms of retaliation against whistleblowers or discrimination based on race or some other protected class, there are additional provisions under federal and Florida state law that restrict when and why an employer may terminate an employee. For example, if… Read More »

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Are Employees Protected Against Discriminatory Work Assignments?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented victims of employment discrimination for nearly twenty years, our Alachua County, Florida employment discrimination attorneys have learned that employers frequently subject workers to discriminatory work assignments. Under the federal anti-discrimination laws, employees are protected against discrimination with respect to all aspects of employment, including hiring, training, wages, work assignments, promotion, discipline, and… Read More »

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Tallahassee City Employee Sues for Discrimination

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

A city special project manager recently filed a lawsuit against the city of Tallahassee claiming race and age discrimination as well as retaliation. Age discrimination by employers is prohibited by the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and the Florida Civil Rights Act (FCRA). Employers discriminating based on race is prohibited pursuant to… Read More »

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Can Victims Of Employment Discrimination Get Their Jobs Back?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having litigated employment discrimination cases for almost twenty years, a question that employment discrimination victims frequently ask our Citrus County, Florida employment law attorneys is whether they can get their job back. As explained by the U.S. Supreme Court in Albemarle Paper Co. v. Moody, 422 U.S. 405 (1975), a fundamental purpose of federal… Read More »

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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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