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Category Archives: Sexual Orientation Discrimination

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EEOC Issues New Guidance on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

For more than twenty years, our Marion County, Florida workplace sexual orientation EEOC Issues New Guidance on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination discrimination lawyers have represented Florida employees who have been discriminated against due to their gender, their sexual orientation, and other immutable characteristics. Through their decades of experience representing discrimination victims, our… Read More »

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Are Employees Protected From Harassment Because Of Their Perceived Sexual Orientation?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

For more than twenty years, our Marion County, Florida sexual orientation discrimination attorneys have represented Florida employees who have been required to work in a hostile environment. Having decades of litigation experience against employers who have subjected their employees to unlawful employment practices, our Ocala, Florida sexual orientation discrimination lawyers know that many employers… Read More »

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Are Transgender Employees Protected From Hostile Work Environment Harassment?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

For more than two decades, our Marion County, Florida sexual orientation discrimination lawyers have fought for the rights of employment discrimination victims. Through their extensive experience representing employment discrimination, our Ocala, Florida sexual orientation discrimination attorneys know that many employers continue to act as if they are lawfully permitted to discriminate against employees on… Read More »

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Are Employees Protected From Discrimination Based On Perceived Sexual Orientation?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented employment discrimination victims for more than two decades, our Marion County, Florida sexual orientation discrimination lawyers know that a common employment law myth is that employees are not protected from discrimination based on perceived sexual orientation. In Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, (2020), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that sexual orientation discrimination… Read More »

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New Florida Law Would Strip LGBTQ Civil Rights Protections

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) protects employees from discrimination because of sex. While the federal statute does not clearly state that it also applies to sexual orientation or gender identity, some federal courts have held that sexual orientation discrimination is a form of sex discrimination, although the… Read More »

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Court Finds That Transgender Man Has A Plausible Case Of Sex Discrimination

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. This includes protecting a transgender from sex discrimination, such as refusing to hire them, as seen in the… Read More »

Trial Court Revives Claim By Enforcing Appellate Decision Holding Sexual Orientation Discrimination Is Unlawful

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented employees in employment law cases for almost twenty years, our Alachua County, Florida employment discrimination lawyers have learned that employment law is an area of law that is continuously changing and evolving. One area of employment law that is being rapidly transformed is the protection afforced to gay and lesbian employees. In… Read More »

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Federal Court Rules That Title VII Protects Transgender Individuals From Discrimination Based On Their Transgender Status

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) protects employees from discrimination because of sex. In Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins, 490 U.S. 228 (1989), the U.S. Supreme Court held that unlawful sex discrimination under Title VII includes discrimination against employees for failure to conform to sex or gender stereotypes. As the… Read More »

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Sixth Circuit Rules That Sex Discrimination Includes Discrimination On The Basis Of Transgender Status & Transitioning Identity

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) protects employees from discrimination on the basis of sex. Under Title VII, an employer engages in unlawful sex discrimination when it subjects an employee to an adverse employment action based on the employee’s failure to conform to sex stereotypes about how an individual… Read More »

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Second Circuit Rules That Sexual Orientation Discrimination Violates Federal Law

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) protects employees from discrimination on the basis of sex. In Hivley v. Ivy Tech. Community College of Indiana, 853 F.3d 339 (7th Cir. 2017), the United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals became the first federal appellate court to hold that sexual orientation… Read More »

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