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Category Archives: Sexual Harassment

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EEOC Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Florida IHOP Franchise

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced that it has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against an IHOP restaurant franchise in Plantation, Florida pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII). Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title VII. On March 19, 2019,… Read More »

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Are Home Health Aides Protected From Sexual Harassment By Clients Of Their Employer?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having litigated sexual harassment cases for nearly twenty years, our Marion County, Florida sexual harassment attorneys have learned that home health aids are particularly vulnerable to sexual harassment from the clients of their employer.  Because they generally work alone in the home of a client of their employer, employers often fail to protect home… Read More »

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Can Employers Defend Sexual Harassment Cases On Grounds The Victim Worked In A “Blue-Collar” Workplace?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having dedicated their practice to representing victims of sexual harassment, our Marion County, Florida employment discrimination lawyers have learned that employers continue to defend sexual harassment cases by claiming that women working in a “blue-collar” workplace deserve less protection from the law than women working in an office environment.  At the core of their… Read More »

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Can A Sexual Harassment Victim Support Her Case With Testimony From Others Who Were Harassed?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented sexual harassment victims for nearly twenty years, our Citrus County, Florida sexual harassment attorneys have learned that testimony from other employees who were sexually harassed by the same harasser is compelling evidence in a sexual harassment case. Recognizing the power of such testimony, employers vigorously fight to prevent such testimony from being… Read More »

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Can False Rumors That A Woman Slept With Her Boss To Get Promoted Create A Hostile Work Environment?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), employees are protected from workplace harassment that occurs because of the employee’s gender.  Having fought for the rights of sexual harassment victims for nearly twenty years, our Marion County, Florida sexual harassment lawyers have learned that employers often claim that abusive behavior… Read More »

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How Employers Try To Sweep Sexual Harassment Complaints Under The Rug

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented sexual harassment victims for nearly twenty years, our Citrus County, Florida sexual harassment lawyers have learned that employers often try to sweep sexual harassment complaints under the rug by giving the victim an ultimatum:  resign or be fired.  In issuing the ultimatum, employers hope that sexual harassment victims will elect to resign… Read More »

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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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