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EEOC Discrimination Lawsuit Claims Florida Employee Denied Accommodation For Religious Beliefs

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

On August 19, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it has entered into a Consent Decree to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit against Chalfont & Associates Group, Inc., d/b/a McDonald’s (McDonald’s), which owns 11 McDonald’s restaurants in the Central Florida area. On August 26, 2019, the EEOC filed the lawsuit,… Read More »

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EEOC Discrimination Lawsuit Claims Employer Failed To Accommodate Worker’s Religious Beliefs

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

In a press release issued on July 20, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it has filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against United Airlines, Inc. (United). On July 19, 2020, the EEOC filed the case, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. United Airlines, Inc., Case No. 3:20-cv-9100, in the U.S. District… Read More »

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Medical Leave and the Coronavirus

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having litigated claims made under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for decades, our Marion County, Florida, retaliation lawyers know that FMLA and paid sick leave rights are vital for Florida workers. These rights are triggered when they are most needed, such as during the current coronavirus pandemic. The federal government is dragging… Read More »

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Proposed Bill May Protect Florida Medical Marijuana Users

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented discrimination and retaliatory discharge victims for more than twenty years, our Marion County, Florida, retaliation lawyers have learned that employers frequently refuse to accommodate disabled employees. Marijuana use has become an interesting and complicated employment issue in Florida and other states. Florida, like most other states, has legalized the medicinal use of… Read More »

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Proposed Florida Law Would Protect Medical Marijuana Users from Employment Discrimination

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Marijuana legalization is quickly expanding across the country. Currently, the recreational use of cannabis is legal in 11 states, while medicinal marijuana is legal in 33 states as well as four out of the five U.S. territories and the District of Columbia. Cannabis, however, remains largely illegal under federal law, other than certain ingredients… Read More »

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EEOC Claims Employer Failed To Promote Employee Because She Might Become Pregnant

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having fought for the rights of employment discrimination victims for nearly twenty years, our Marion County, Florida employment discrimination lawyers have learned that employers frequently discriminate against women because they intend to or might become pregnant. Under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), employers are prohibited from discriminating against an employee because of her intention… Read More »

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EEOC Settles Gender Discrimination Case Claiming Employer Had A Preference For Female Leadership

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

In a recently issued press release, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it has entered into a Consent Decree to settle a gender discrimination lawsuit filed by the EEOC against Park School of Baltimore, Inc. (Park School). On July 30, 2018, the EEOC filed the gender discrimination lawsuit, U.S. Equal Employment… Read More »

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