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Category Archives: Sexual Harassment

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Victim’s Rejection Of Harasser’s Sexual Advances Shows Sexual Harassment Was Unwanted

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

For more than two decades, our Alachua County, Florida sexual harassment lawyers have represented Florida employees who have been required to work in a sexually hostile work environment. Through their extensive experience representing sexual harassment victims, our Gainesville, Florida sexual harassment attorneys know that employees often defend sexual harassment cases by claiming that the… Read More »

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Prior Complaint About Sexual Harasser Shows Failure To Protect Future Sexual Harassment Victim

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented Florida sexual harassment victims for more than two decades, our Marion County, Florida sexual harassment victims’ lawyers know that many employers fail to protect employees from serial sexual harassers. Instead of promptly firing serial sexual harassers after their victims have lodged complaints, employers often fail to take any remedial action to prevent… Read More »

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Court Rules That Touching Victim’s Intimate Body Part Creates A Sexually Hostile Work Environment

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having litigated sexual harassment cases in Florida courts for more than twenty years, our Sumter County, Florida sexual harassment lawyers know that employers defend sexual harassment cases by claiming that isolated incidents of offensive physical contact are insufficient to create a sexually hostile work environment. However, as explained by the U.S. Second Circuit Court… Read More »

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Do Sexist Comments & Jokes Contribute To The Creation Of A Sexual Hostile Work Environment?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having fought for the rights of sexual harassment victims for more than two decades, our Citrus County, Florida sexual harassment lawyers have learned that a common employment law myth is that non-sexual behavior does not contribute to the creation of a sexual hostile work environment. However, prohibited sexual harassment is not limited to verbal… Read More »

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Victim Worked In Sexual Hostile Environment Where Alleged Sexual Harasser Touched Intimate Body Part

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having litigated sexual harassment cases for more than two decades, our Columbia County, Florida sexual harassment lawyers know that a sexual harasser’s direct contact with an intimate body part is one of the most egregious forms of sexual harassment. As explained by the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Redd v. New York… Read More »

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Same-Sex Sexual Harassment Case Survives Dismissal Where Victim Subjected To Explicit Sexual Conduct

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented victims of same-sex sexual harassment for more than twenty years, our Marion County, Florida hostile work environment lawyers know that employers routinely defend same-sex sexual harassment cases by claiming that the harassment the victim endured was not sexual harassment. Instead, employers invariably characterize the harassment was “horseplay” or “locker room talk,” and… Read More »

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Jury Verdict For Employee Claiming Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment After Break Up With Supervisor Upheld

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having fought for the rights of sexual harassment victims for more than two decades, our Citrus County, Florida sexual harassment lawyers know that employees are often subjected to quid pro quo sexual harassment after the termination of a consensual relationship with a supervisor. Quid pro sexual harassment occurs when an employee is subjected to… Read More »

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Is The Existence Of A Sexual Hostile Work Environment Determined By The Harasser’s Intent?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented sexual harassment victims for more than two decades, our Alachua County, Florida sexual harassment lawyers know that employers often defend sexual harassment cases by claiming that the sexually harassing behavior amounted to nothing more than “praise” or “compliments.” Having mischaracterized the nature of the conduct at issue, employers then maintain that well-intentioned… Read More »

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Physical Threats Directed Solely At Women Contribute To Sex-Based Hostile Work Environment

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having litigated sexual harassment cases in Florida state and federal courts for more than twenty years, our Citrus County, Florida hostile work environment harassment lawyers know that a common employment law myth is that in order to bring a sexual harassment claim, a woman must show that she was subjected to explicitly sexual conduct,… Read More »

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Court Finds Sexual Hostile Work Environment Where Harasser Said Husband Was “Not Taking Care” Of Victim “In Bed”

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having fought for the rights of sexual harassment victims for more than two decades, our Marion County, Florida sexual harassment lawyers have learned that women who work in a male-dominate environment are often subjected to egregious sexual harassment. When a sexual harassment victim works in a male-dominate environment, employers often try to mislead courts… Read More »

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