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Category Archives: Retaliation

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Officer Who Opposed Police Department’s Insufficient Progress In Race Relations Prevails On Retaliation Claim

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

The anti-retaliation provision of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) protects employees from retaliation when they oppose employment practices that discriminate against employees on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or religion.  Having litigated employment retaliation cases in Florida state and federal courts for almost twenty years,… Read More »

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Proving Retaliation When Employers Mete Out More Lenient Treatment For Employees Who Do Not Complain

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Under the anti-retaliation provisions of 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, employers are protected from retaliation when they complain about discrimination in the workplace.  Having litigated retaliation cases in Florida… Read More »

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Are Employees Protected From Retaliation When They Complain About Pornography In The Workplace?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having fought for the rights of sexual harassment victims for almost twenty years, our Alachua County, Florida sexual harassment attorneys have learned that employers frequently fail to take appropriate corrective action to prevent the viewing of pornography in the workplace.  Employers often refuse to take remedial action because they mistakenly believe that the viewing… Read More »

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Can a Negative Job Reference Letter Lead to a Retaliation Claim?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

In short, a negative job reference letter can lead to a retaliation claim if the employer wrote a negative letter in response to previously complaining about workplace discrimination. Having fought for the rights of employment discrimination victims for almost twenty years, our Alachua County, Florida discrimination lawyers have learned that employees may punish employees… Read More »

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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 »

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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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