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Worker Seeks Whistleblower Protection After Complaining About Employer’s Alleged Unlawful Actions

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

During the past twenty years, our Marion County, Florida whistleblower attorneys have represented Florida employees who have engaged in whistleblower activity by complaining about or refusing to participate in an employer’s violation of the law. Through their extensive experience representing whistleblowers, our Ocala, Florida whistleblower lawyers know that employers often target whistleblowers for termination…. Read More »

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Does Florida Whistleblower Law Protect Employees When Complaining About Failure To Pay Overtime?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

For more than twenty years, our Marion County, Florida whistleblower lawyers have represented Florida employees who have exercised their employee rights by complaining about an employer’s violation of the law. Through their decades of experience representing whistleblowers, our Ocala, Florida whistleblower attorneys know that employers routinely do not pay employees overtime pay in compliance… Read More »

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Florida Employee’s Whistleblower Lawsuit Claims Unlawful Retaliation For Reporting Safety Violations

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

For more than twenty years, our Ocala, Florida whistleblower lawyers have represented Florida employees who have been retaliated against for reporting or refusing to participate in an employer’s illegal actions. Through their decades of experience representing whistleblowers, our Marion County, Florida whistleblower attorneys know that fear of retaliation is the primary reason why employees… Read More »

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Whistleblower’s Evidence Shows He Was Fired In Retaliation For Reporting Employer’s Securities Fraud

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented whistleblowers for more than two decades, our Marion County, Florida whistleblower lawyers know that employers often respond to employees who “blow the whistle” about their illegal activities by attacking them. In attacking whistleblowers, employers seek to deflect attention from their illegal activities and make whistleblowers defend their conduct. For example, employers will… Read More »

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Court Finds Evidence Showing That Whistleblower Was The Victim Of A Retaliatory Discharge

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented wrongful termination victims for almost two decades, our Marion County, Florida whistleblower lawyers know that employers often target whistleblowers for termination by scrutinizing their work performance in order to find some purported performance deficiency to justify their termination. In doing so, employers invariably do not fire other employees with the same or… Read More »

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Are Employees Protected From Retaliation When Complaining To OSHA About Unsafe Work Conditions?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having fought for the rights of employees for almost twenty years, our Marion County, Florida whistleblower lawyers have learned that many employees continue to work in unsafe and dangerous work environments. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the Act), employers are responsible for providing safe workplaces for their employees. The Act… Read More »

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Retaliation for Committing an Illegal Act

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented whistleblowers for nearly twenty years, our Marion County, Florida employment and labor law attorneys have learned that employers often target employees who refuse to perform illegal acts in the workplace for termination. When doing so, employers almost always carefully mask their retaliatory intent and rarely leave “smoking gun” evidence attesting to their… Read More »

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Attempting To Flip The Script: When An Employer’s Investigation Targets Employee Complaining About Discrimination

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) protects employees against retaliation for opposing any practice made an unlawful employment practice under Title VII. Under well-established law, an employee who makes an internal complaint of race discrimination is protected from retaliation by Title VII. Generally, employers respond to the victim’s race… Read More »

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Teacher Fired in Retaliation for Whistleblowing, Lawsuit Claims

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

A lawsuit recently filed by a Boca Raton high school teacher claims that he was terminated from his position as a beloved teacher due to the fact that he expressed concern over the school’s failure to follow the law regarding an allegation of sexual abuse. Scott Melton had been at St. Andrews private school… Read More »

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Florida Employees File Lawsuit for Wrongful Termination after Complaints of Hazardous Workplace Conditions

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

A group of terminated Florida employees has recently filed a lawsuit against their former employer, claiming that they were wrongfully terminated after complaining about the safety of their workplace. The lawsuit also includes claims of retaliation, racial discrimination, and failure to pay minimum wages. The lawsuit was filed by six former workers at the… Read More »

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