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Category Archives: Sexual Orientation Discrimination News

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Florida Human Rights Agency Affirms Commitment to LGBTQ+ Protection

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented Florida workplace discrimination victims for more than twenty years, our Marion County, Florida, sexual orientation discrimination victims’ lawyers have experienced the friction that can arise when state and federal governments are not in lockstep with regard to civil rights and anti-discrimination laws and priorities. In another blog post, we recently discussed President… Read More »

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EEOC Unlawful Discharge Lawsuit Claiming Transgender Discrimination Settles

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

On December 1, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a press release announcing that it has entered into a Consent Decree settling a sex discrimination lawsuit filed against R.G. & R.G. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc. (RG Harris) alleging unlawful discharge against a transgender employee. On September 25, 2014, the EEOC filed… Read More »

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Florida Teen Wins Transgender Discrimination Appeal

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented victims of gender and sex discrimination for more than twenty years, our Marion County, Florida sex discrimination lawyers know that when a landmark Supreme Court case sets a new standard, it is important to watch how the lower courts interpret the opinion. As we previously discussed, the Supreme Court of the United… Read More »

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Supreme Court Issues Landmark Ruling on Workplace Gender Discrimination

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented victims of retaliatory discharge for more than twenty years, our Marion County, Florida sex discrimination lawyers have learned that landmark, national changes for the better are rare, and they should be celebrated when they happen. The Supreme Court of the United States just issued an opinion officially extending the federal anti-discrimination workplace… Read More »

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U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Arguments On LGBTQ Discrimination in the Workplace

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

On October 8, 2019, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in three landmark cases concerning the application of federal anti-discrimination law to sexual orientation. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) prohibits discrimination in the workplace based on an employee’s race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. The cases… Read More »

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U.S. House Passes Expansive LGBT Protection Bill

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) makes it illegal for any employer to discriminate against any employee in terms of hiring, promotion, compensation, or other terms or conditions of employment based on their sex or gender. Many states around the country expanded these protections to explicitly prohibit discrimination based… Read More »

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