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Category Archives: National Origin Discrimination

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EEOC Files National Origin Harassment Lawsuit Against Fidelity Home Energy

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced that it has filed a national origin harassment lawsuit against Fidelity Home Energy, Inc. (Fidelity) pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII).  National origin harassment is a form of national origin discrimination prohibited by Title VII.  On March 7,… Read More »

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Are Employees Protected From Retaliation When They Complain About An English-Only Policy?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having litigated employment discrimination lawsuits for nearly twenty years, our Citrus County, Florida employment discrimination lawyers have learned that employers are increasingly enacting speak-English-only policies.  In doing so, employers generally argue that English-only policies are justified based on business necessity or safety concerns.  However, as explained by the U.S. District Court for the Northern… Read More »

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Employer Allegedly Targeted & Accused Hispanic Employees Of Using Fraudulent Social Security Numbers

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having litigated employment discrimination lawsuits in Florida state and federal courts for nearly twenty years, our Alachua County, Florida discrimination lawyers have learned that employers seemingly come up with endless ways to mask their discriminatory intent when firing employees.  For example, employers will paper employees’ personnel files with disciplinary actions, give employees undeserved negative… Read More »

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Employee Who Endured Mocking Of Her Accent By Customers Claims She Worked In Hostile Environment

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented victims of hostile work environment harassment for nearly twenty years, our Alachua County, Florida harassment attorneys have learned that employers often adopt a “see no evil, hear no evil” strategy when employees are subjected to discriminatory harassment by customers.  In failing to take action to protect employees from customer harassment, employers invariably… Read More »

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Does A National Origin Harassment Claim Require Evidence The Harasser Referred To Where The Victim Is From?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), it is an unlawful employment practice for an employer to discriminate against an employee because of that employee’s national origin.  National origin harassment is a form of national origin discrimination prohibited by Title VII.  An actionable claim for national origin harassment exists… Read More »

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Is Prohibiting An Employee From Speaking Spanish Evidence Of National Origin Discrimination?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) protects employees from discrimination on the basis of national origin.  Under U.S. Supreme Court precedent, the term “national origin” means the country where a person was born, or, more broadly, the country from which his or her ancestors came.  This means that employees… Read More »

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Can Unlawful National Origin Harassment Occur When The Harasser & Victim Are From The Same Country?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), it is an unlawful employment practice for an employer to discriminate against any individual because of such individual’s national origin.  In Espinoza v. Farah Manufacturing Company, Inc., 414 U.S. 86 (1973), the U.S. Supreme Court defined a national origin as the “country… Read More »

Workplace discrimination is prohibited by the law, including discrimination against American workers

Can Employers Discriminate Against American Employees In Favor Of Employees From Another Country?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), it is an unlawful employment practice of an employer to fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual, or otherwise to discriminate against any individual, with respect to his or her compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of… Read More »

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What Types Of Evidence Prove That An Employee Was Harassed Because Of His Or Her National Origin?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) protects employees from discrimination on the basis of national origin.  Although Title VII does not mention national origin harassment, courts have uniformly held that national origin harassment that creates a hostile work environment is a form of national origin discrimination prohibited by Title… Read More »

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Is An Employer’s Failure To Comply With Its Own Anti-Discrimination Policy Evidence Of National Origin Discrimination?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), employees are protected from discrimination on the basis of national origin and race.  In Espinoza v. Farah Manufacturing Company., Inc., 414 U.S. 86 (1973), the U.S. Supreme Court defined a national origin as the “country where a person was born, or, more… Read More »

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