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Does Sexual Behavior Towards A Victim At Happy Hour Contribute To A Hostile Work Environment?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having litigated sexual harassment cases in Florida state and federal courts for nearly twenty years, our Marion County, Florida sexual harassment lawyers have learned that employers maintain that any sexually harassing behavior towards the victim that occurs outside the workplace or outside of work hours is not part of the victim’s hostile work environment. … Read More »

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Can A Female Employee Be Sexually Harassed By A Heterosexual Woman?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), employees are protected from sexual harassment by co-workers of the same sex.  Having represented sexual harassment victims for nearly twenty years, our Marion County, Florida sexual harassment lawyers have learned that employers generally advance the same two-pronged attack when defending same-sex sexual… Read More »

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Supervisor Punishes Victim For Rejecting His Sexual Advances By Denying Her Overtime

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Denial of overtime can be a means of retaliation, especially when rejecting sexual advances. Having fought for the rights of sexual harassment victims for almost twenty years, our Alachua County, Florida sexual harassment lawyers have learned that harassers often inflict economic harm against their victims in order to punish them for rejecting their sexual… Read More »

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Court Rules Employers Can Be Held Liable for Failure to Investigate a Sexual Harassment Claim

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having litigated sexual harassment cases for almost twenty years, our Alachua County, Florida sexual harassment attorneys have learned that employers often refuse to admit that an employee made an internal sexual harassment complaint.  In refusing to acknowledge that an internal sexual harassment complaint was made, employers also admit that they never investigated the victim’s… Read More »

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Employer Tells Employee Complaining About Sexual Harassment To “Get Back To Work”

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having litigated sexual harassment cases for almost twenty years, our Citrus County, Florida sexual harassment lawyers have learned that employers often defend sexual harassment cases by arguing that sexually harassing behavior in the workplace does not necessarily constitute legally actionable harassment simply because the harassment involves verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. … Read More »

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Do Sexual Harassment Laws Protect Employees From Workplace Stalking By Customers?

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 lawyers have learned that employees are often subjected to sexually harassing behavior from customers, including undesired romantic interest, sexual remarks, and touching.  In some circumstances, employees targeted for unwanted sexual attention are even stalked by… Read More »

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Must Employers Translate A Sexual Harassment Policy Into Spanish For Employees Who Speak & Read Only Spanish?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

An employer’s liability for sexual harassment depends on whether the harasser is a co-employee or a supervisor.  In the context of sexual harassment by a co-employee, an employer is liable for the harassment if it failed to take prompt and effective remedial action to prevent the harassment from continuing after it knew or should… Read More »

Boss asks for sexual favors constituting quid pro quo sexual harassment

Can An Employee Have A Sexual Harassment Claim When Other Employees Receive Job Benefits For Granting Sexual Favors?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), sexual harassment is a form of unlawful sex discrimination.  Courts have traditionally described two forms of sexual harassment that are prohibited by Title VII:  hostile work environment sexual harassment and quid pro quo sexual harassment.  Hostile work environment sexual harassment occurs when… Read More »

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How Employers Minimize Sexual Harassment Complaints By Employees

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), sexual harassment that creates a hostile work environment is a form of prohibited sex discrimination.  In order to comply with Title VII, employers have a duty to investigate and remedy sexual harassment in the workplace.  Once an employer actually knows or reasonably… Read More »

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Must Employers Investigate A Victim’s Complaint Of Subsequent Sexual Harassment?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) prohibits employers from discriminating against any individual with respect to his or her compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of such individual’s sex.  In Meritor Savings Bank, FSB v. Vinson, 477 U.S. 57 (1986), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that sexual… Read More »

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