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Category Archives: Race Discrimination

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Racial Harassment Constitutes Hostile Work Environment For Employee

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having dedicated their practice to fighting for the rights of employees, our Citrus County, Florida discrimination attorneys have learned that management and supervisory level employees are often present when sexually or racially harassing behavior occurs in the workplace.  Under well-established law, employers can be held liable for sexual and racial harassment when a manager… Read More »

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Can An Employer Maintain A Policy Of Allowing Customers To Select Servers On The Basis Of Race?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) prohibits racial discrimination by an employer against any individual with respect to his or her compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment.  Under well-established law, racial harassment is a form of race discrimination prohibited by Title VII.  Consequently, employers have an obligation to… Read More »

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Must An Employer Take Remedial Action To Prevent Recurrence Of Racial Harassment?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

In Meritor Sav. Bank, FSB v. Vinson, 477 U.S. 67 (1986), the U.S. Supreme Court held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) “affords employees the right to work in an environment free from discriminatory intimidation, ridicule, and insult.”  In applying this principle, courts have consistently held that Title… Read More »

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Is An Employee Required To Show That The Harasser Intended To Be Offensive In Order To Establish A Racial Harassment Claim?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) prohibits racial harassment that creates a hostile work environment.  This happens when the workplace is permeated with discriminatory intimidation, ridicule, and insult that is sufficiently severe or pervasive to alter the conditions of the victim’s employment and create an abusive working environment. Read… Read More »

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Can Racial Code Words Be Used To Prove Race Discrimination?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), employers are forbidden from discriminating against employees on the basis of race.  One method of proving that an employment decision was unlawfully motivated by an employee’s race is to show that discriminatory comments were made by a decision-maker or those in a… Read More »

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Can Employers Discriminate Against Employees Based On The Racial Preferences Of Customers?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of race.  Having litigated employment discrimination cases for almost twenty years, our Marion County, Florida race discrimination attorneys have learned that employers sometimes attempt to justify employment decisions on grounds that they were… Read More »

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Court Rules That Employee’s Tying A Rope Into A Noose Can Create A Racial Hostile Work Environment

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) and the Florida Civil Rights Act (FCRA) prohibit employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of race.  Although Title VII and the FCRA do not mention racial harassment, courts have uniformly held that racial harassment is a form of race discrimination prohibited… Read More »

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Court Finds Sufficient Evidence To Show That Employee Was Discriminatorily Fired For Punching Supervisor Who Used Racial Slurs

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.  Under Title VII, employers are required to treat all employees the same.  However, as our Central Florida race discrimination attorneys have learned through litigating race discrimination… Read More »

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Racial Harassment Does Not Necessary Have To Occur At The Workplace To Create A Hostile Working Environment

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of race.  Although Title VII does not mention racial harassment, courts have consistently held that racial harassment is a form of race discrimination prohibited by Title VII.  As explained by the U.S. Eighth Circuit… Read More »

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Federal Court Concludes That Hispanic Constitutes A Race For Purposes Of Federal Employment Discrimination Law

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

For years, courts have struggled with the question as to whether Hispanic constitutes a race for purposes of federal employment discrimination laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) and 42 U.S.C. § 1981 (section 1981).  Title VII prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis race, color,… Read More »

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