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Category Archives: Employment Discrimination

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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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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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