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Category Archives: National Origin Discrimination

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Can Employers Prohibit Hispanic Employees From Speaking Spanish To Spanish-Speaking Customers?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having dedicated their practice to fighting for workers’ rights, our Marion County, Florida employee rights attorneys know that many employers maintain speak-English-only policies that prohibit the speaking of Spanish in the workplace.  Employer English-only policies adversely impact employees whose primary language is Spanish or whose language of national origin is Spanish.  Generally, employers are… Read More »

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Do Remarks Attributing Negative Stereotypes To Hispanic Workers Create A Hostile Work Environment?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented victims of hostile work environment harassment for almost two decades, our Alachua County, Florida hostile work environment harassment attorneys know that national origin harassment is a serious problem in the American workplace.  Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), employees are protected from discrimination on the basis… Read More »

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Are Employees Protected From National Origin Harassment From Nonemployees?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having litigated hostile work environment harassment cases in Florida state and federal courts for nearly twenty years, our Citrus County, Florida hostile work environment harassment attorneys know that many employers adopt a “see no evil, hear no evil” strategy to harassment of their employees by nonemployees.  Under well-established law, employers are responsible for the… Read More »

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Is Mocking An Employee’s Accent Evidence Of A Discriminatory Employment Decision?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having fought for the rights of workers for almost two decades, our Citrus County, Florida employment discrimination lawyers have learned that the most compelling evidence of discrimination is discriminatory remarks by employees who were involved in making the challenged employment decision.  Although not necessary to prove that an employment decision was motivated by illegal… Read More »

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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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