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Category Archives: National Origin Discrimination

Discrimination

Florida Worker’s Claim That He Was Harassed Because He Is Cuban Reinstated On Appeal

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented victims of hostile work environment harassment for more than two decades, our Sumter County, Florida harassment lawyers know that employees continue to be targeted for insult, ridicule, and abuse because of their national origin. Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), employees are protected from discrimination on… Read More »

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Employee Claims Subsidiary Of Japanese Company Unlawfully Fired Him Based On His American National Origin

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having practiced employment discrimination law for more than two decades, our Alachua County, Florida employee rights attorneys know that a common employment discrimination law myth is that individuals who were born in the United States do not fall within the protection against national origin discrimination under the federal anti-discrimination laws. Title VII of the… Read More »

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Employee Claims Wrongful Termination Where Supervisor Said She “Knows How To Terminate This Stupid Egyptian Guy”

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented employment discrimination victims for more than two decades, our Marion County, Florida wrongful termination lawyers know that discriminatory remarks by supervisors are the most powerful evidence of a discriminatory discharge. As explained by the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Dominguez-Curry v. Nevada Trans. Dept., 424 F.3d 1027 (9th Cir. 2005),… Read More »

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Court Refuses To Dismiss Discriminatory Discharge Case Where Employee Was Harassed Because Of His African Origin

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented discriminatory discharge victims for more than two decades, our Marion County, Florida discriminatory discharge lawyers have learned that many employees who are harassed because of their race or national origin eventually end up being terminated. Under well-established employment discrimination law, employees are permitted to use evidence of race or national origin harassment… Read More »

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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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