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Category Archives: Race Discrimination

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Is An Employee Protected From Racial Harassment By Employees Who Are Members Of The Employee’s Race?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having dedicated their practice or representing hostile work environment harassment victims, our Alachua County, Florida hostile work environment harassment attorneys know that a common employment law myth is that employees who are members of a particular race are not protected from harassment by employees who are members of that same race.  Under Title VII… Read More »

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Court Dismisses Race Discrimination Case Despite Evidence That Reasons For Failure To Promote Employee Were False

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented victims of employment discrimination for nearly two decades, our Alachua County, Florida racial discrimination lawyers know that proving discrimination is not always easy.  “In an employment discrimination case,” as observed by the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in Parrish v. Immanuel Med. Ctr., 92 F.3d 727 (8th Cir. 1996), the employee… Read More »

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Court Finds Discriminatory Discharge Where Racial Comment Was Made About Employee After His Discharge

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having litigated employment law cases in Florida state and federal courts for almost twenty years, our Marion County, Florida wrongful discharge attorneys have learned that victims of race discrimination sometimes learn that employees involved in the decision to terminate their employment made racially discriminatory remarks about them after their employment had been terminated.  Under… Read More »

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Can False Complaints By Co-Workers Be Evidence Of Race Discrimination?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having fought for the rights of employment discrimination victims for nearly twenty years, our Citrus County, Florida employment discrimination lawyers have learned that employees are often targeted by co-workers for termination for discriminatory reasons.  In many cases, co-workers target an employee for termination by making false complaints about the employee’s work performance or workplace… Read More »

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Can Race Discrimination Be Disproven By Favorable Treatment Of Other Employees Of The Same Race?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented victims of employment discrimination for nearly twenty years, our Marion County, Florida employment discrimination lawyers have learned that employers often defend race discrimination cases by pointing to their allegedly favorable treatment of employees who are members of the same race as the individual claiming race discrimination.  In doing so, employers implicitly maintain… Read More »

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Can Employees Still Prove Race Discrimination When Discharged In A Reduction In Force?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having fought for employee rights for nearly twenty years, our Alachua County, Florida labor law attorneys have learned that employers often target employees for termination in the context of a reduction in force for discriminatory reasons.  In the reduction in force context, many employers believe that they are virtually immune from liability for discrimination… Read More »

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Supervisor’s Racial Slurs & Demands For Segregated Cemetery Creates Racial Hostile Work Environment

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented victims of race discrimination for nearly twenty years, our Alachua County, Florida race discrimination lawyers have learned that employees continue to endure egregious acts of racial harassment in the workplace.  Although employers are obligated to prevent and promptly correct racially harassing behavior at work, in many cases employers fail to take any… Read More »

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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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