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Category Archives: Retaliation

Employee complaints lead to employer retaliation

Employee’s Conduct Was Not A Problem Until She Complained About Sexual Harassment

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having dedicated their practice to fighting for the rights of employees, our Alachua County, Florida retaliation attorneys have learned that employers often retaliate against employees who complain about discrimination or harassment by firing them for conduct that was not a problem before they complained.  In doing so, employers suddenly characterize the conduct as inappropriate… Read More »

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Employee Claims He Was Subjected To Greater Work Load In Retaliation For Sexual Harassment Complaint

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having dedicated their practice to fighting for the rights of employees, our Alachua County, Florida employment law attorneys have learned that employers frequently retaliate against employees who complain about perceived discrimination or harassment in the workplace.  Under the federal employment discrimination laws, such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title… Read More »

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Proving Retaliation When Employers Begin Finding Problems With An Employee After A Discrimination Complaint

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

The federal employment discrimination laws, such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), contain anti-retaliation provisions.  The anti-retaliation provisions protect employees from retaliation when they complain about perceived discrimination in the workplace.  Unlawful retaliation occurs when… Read More »

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Is Firing An Employee For Failing To Do Something That Was Not Her Job To Do Evidence Of Retaliation?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented victims of employment retaliation for almost twenty years, our Alachua County, Florida retaliation attorneys have learned that employers often look for a reason to terminate employees who have complained about perceived discrimination or harassment in the workplace, such as using a paper trail to justify termination. As observed by the Florida Second… Read More »

boss fires a woman

Employee Fired After Complaining About Discrimination From Supervisor Who Wanted “Someone Of A Different Race”

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), an employer cannot retaliate against an employee because the employee has complained about discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or religion.  As explained by the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Matima v. Celli, 238 F.3d 69… Read More »

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Are Employers Prohibited From Retaliating Against A Complaining Employee’s Family Member?

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 race, color, national origin, sex, and religion.  When Congress enacted Title VII, it also created a cause of action for retaliation.  Having represented victims of employment retaliation for almost twenty years, our Alachua… Read More »

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Are Employees Protected From Threats Of Discharge In Retaliation For Complaining About Discrimination?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protects employees from retaliation when they complain about discrimination on the basis of age.  Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), employers are prohibited from retaliating against employees for complaining about discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or… Read More »

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Are Employees Protected From Retaliation When They Oppose Sexual Harassment Against Customers?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), an employer may not discriminate against any individual with respect to his or her compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of such individual’s race, color, national origin, sex, or religion.  To preserve the availability of these rights, and to enforce… Read More »

complaints of sexual harassment

Are Employees Protected From Retaliation When They Make An Informal Complaint Of Sexual Harassment?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) protects employees from sexual harassment that is sufficiently severe or pervasive to alter the conditions of the victim’s employment and create a hostile work environment.  To enforce Title VII’s protection against sexual harassment, Title VII contains anti-retaliation provisions.  Under Title VII’s anti-retaliation provisions,… Read More »

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Are Employees Protected From Retaliation When A Parent Makes A Sexual Harassment Complaint On Their Behalf?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), employees are protected from sexually harassing behavior that is sufficiently severe or pervasive to alter the conditions of the victim’s employment and create a hostile work environment.  In order to protect employees from sexual harassment and enable employers to prevent sexual harassment,… Read More »

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