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Category Archives: Retaliation

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Can An Employer Fire An Employee For Filing An EEOC Charge Of Discrimination Against A Prior Employer?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented victims of employment retaliation for almost two decades, our Citrus County, Florida retaliatory termination lawyers are frequently asked whether employers can lawfully fire them for having filed a charge of discrimination with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against a previous employer.  Under the federal anti-discrimination laws, employees are protected from… Read More »

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Are Employees Who Complain About Age Discrimination In Layoffs Protected From Retaliation?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having fought for the rights of employees for almost twenty years, our Alachua County, Florida unlawful termination lawyers know that employers frequently target older workers for layoff.  Under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), employees are protected from being laid off because of their age.  Although the ADEA was passed more than fifty… Read More »

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Is The Failure To Investigate Reasons For Firing An Employee Evidence Of Retaliatory Discharge?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented employees who have been wrongfully fired for almost two decades, our Marion County, Florida wrongful discharge attorneys know that employers frequently do not investigate the facts on which they base an employee’s termination.  In many cases, employers never even interview the employee before pulling the trigger.  Instead of getting the employee’s side… Read More »

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Court Finds Evidence Of Retaliation Where Employer Gave A False Reason For Decision

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having fought to vindicate the rights of employees who have been wrongfully terminated, our Marion County, Florida wrongful discharge attorneys have learned that employers often give false reasons for an employment decision.  In the context of retaliation claims, employees typically prove that they were unlawfully retaliated against with evidence that the employer’s stated reason… Read More »

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Must A Victim’s Complaint Use The Words “Sexual Harassment” To Be Protected Against Retaliation?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented sexual harassment victims for nearly twenty years, our Marion County, Florida sexual harassment lawyers have learned that employers invariably deny that sexual harassment victims lodged a complaint about the sexually harassing behavior they endured.  Once a sexual harassment lawsuit is filed, employers will refuse to admit that any complaint made by the… Read More »

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How Employers Try To Defeat Retaliation Cases: The Significance Of When A Discharge Decision Was Made

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having litigated retaliation cases under the anti-retaliation provisions of the federal employment discrimination laws for nearly twenty years, our Alachua County, Florida employment discrimination lawyers have learned that employers frequently claim that they made the decision to fire an employee who complained about discrimination before the discrimination complaint was made.  When doing so, employers… Read More »

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Can A Performance Improvement Plan Be Evidence Of Retaliation For A Discrimination Complaint?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having dedicated their practice to representing employees who have been retaliated against for complaining about discrimination in the workplace, our Citrus County, Florida wrongful discharge attorneys have learned that employers often use performance improvement plans and negative performance evaluations as weapons to punish employees who complain about discrimination.  When doing so, employers will then… Read More »

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Employee Alleges She Was Fired Based On False Evidence In Retaliation For Her Discrimination Complaint

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having litigated employment law cases in Florida state and federal courts for nearly twenty years, our Citrus County, Florida employment discrimination attorneys have learned that employers continue to target employees who complain about workplace discrimination for termination.  In doing so, employers generally will build a case against complaining employees in order to justify their… Read More »

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Is Recording An Employee For Complaining About Discrimination An Unlawful Act Of Retaliation?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having litigated employment retaliation cases in Florida state and federal courts for nearly twenty years, our Marion County, Florida employment law attorneys have learned that many employers view employees who complain about discrimination in the workplace with a hostile and contemptuous eye.  Under the anti-retaliation provisions of the federal employment discrimination laws, such as… Read More »

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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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