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Category Archives: Sex/Gender Discrimination

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Are Sexist Remarks Evidence Of A Discriminatory Failure To Promote?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having litigated employment discrimination cases for almost twenty years, our Alachua County, Florida employment discrimination attorneys have learned that women continue to be denied promotional opportunities because of their gender.  Although Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) made gender discrimination an unlawful employment practice more than 50 years ago,… Read More »

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Employers Continue To Refuse To Hire Women For “Men’s Jobs”

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) bans discrimination on the basis of sex in the workplace.  Since the passage of Title VII, women have made significant gains in workforce participation, wages, benefits, and access to high-level positions.  However, gender segregation persists in many occupations in the U.S. workforce.  For… Read More »

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Employee Claims That Supervisor Involved In Firing Her Said He Was “Uncomfortable Around Women”

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 sex.  “In forbidding employers to discriminate against individuals because of their sex,” as explained by the U.S. Supreme Court in City of Los Angeles Dept. of Water and Power v. Manhart, 435 U.S…. Read More »

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Can A Woman Be Fired Because She Lacks The “Midwestern Girl Look”?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) prohibits discrimination against any employee with respect to his or her compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of sex.  As observed by the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals in Burns v. Johnson, 829 F.3d 1 (1st Cir. 2016), “the idea… Read More »

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U.S. Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals Notes That The Gender Wage Gap Costs Women Over $840 Billion A Year

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA), which is part of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, forbids employers from paying an employee at a rate less than that paid to employees of the opposite sex for equal work.  As determined by the U.S. Supreme Court in Corning Glass Works v. Brennan, 417… Read More »

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Alleged Gender-Based Discrimination In The Workplace: Employer Just Wants To Pay Fine

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) prohibits discrimination in compensation against any individual on the basis of sex.  The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA), which is part of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, also prohibits sex-based discrimination in compensation.  Generally, employer actions that give rise to… Read More »

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Manager Harboring Bias Against Women Tells Female Employee He “Was Never Going To” Promote Her To A Supervisory Position

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) makes it an unlawful employment practice for an employer to fail or refuse to promote an employee on the basis of sex.  Having represented victims of employment discrimination for almost twenty years, our Marion County, Florida gender discrimination attorneys have learned that female… Read More »

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Does Sex Discrimination Exist When An Employer Fires A Female Employee But Not Male Employees Who Engage In The Same Misconduct?

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 sex.  Having represented employees victimized by sex discrimination for almost twenty years, our Marion County, Florida sex discrimination attorneys have learned that sex discrimination most often occurs when employers treat an employee differently… Read More »

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Florida Woman Files Lawsuit against Whole Foods for Discrimination Based on Race and Gender

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

A Tallahassee woman recently filed a lawsuit based on discrimination she suffered while an employee at a Whole Foods grocery store. Learn more about the case below, and contact a seasoned Marion County employment discrimination attorney if you’ve been the victim of discrimination on the job in Florida. Mother of newborn scheduled to work… Read More »

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Former Executive Sues Florida Employer for Sexual Harassment and Discrimination

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Workplace sexual harassment and gender discrimination can happen to women of all levels, ranging from an entry-level office worker all the way up to executive-level management. A recent lawsuit filed by a former vice president for a national corporation is an example of how harassment can exist even among senior management at an organization,… Read More »

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