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Category Archives: Age Discrimination

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Manager’s Notes Reflect Attempt To “Cover Up” That Age Discrimination Was Reason For Employee’s Discharge

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having litigated employment discrimination cases in Florida state and federal courts for nearly twenty years, our Marion County, Florida age discrimination lawyers know that employers often give false or phony reasons for an employment decision.  In the employment discrimination context, employees are required to demonstrate that the reason proffered by the employer for a… Read More »

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Employers Continue To Fire Older Workers Pursuant To Unlawful Mandatory Retirement Policies

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented employment discrimination victims for almost two decades, our Marion County, Florida age discrimination lawyers know that employers continue to maintain mandatory retirement policies in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).  Under the ADEA, employers are forbidden from discriminating against employees on the basis of age.  “One purpose of the… Read More »

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A Common Method Of Age Discrimination: Employer Sets Up Older Worker To Fail

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having fought for workers’ rights for almost twenty years, our Citrus County, Florida age discrimination lawyers know that age discrimination remains a serious problem in the American workplace.  As the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals observed in Graefenhain v. Pabst Brewing Co., 827 F.3d 13 (7th Cir. 1987), the U.S. Congress enacted the… Read More »

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Employee Claims Age Discrimination Where Employer Said “I’m Not Sure We Want A Grandpa”

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having fought for the rights of age discrimination victims for almost twenty years, our Marion County, Florida age discrimination attorneys know that older workers continue to face significant disadvantages in their attempts to obtain promotion.  Under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), employers are prohibited from failing to promote employees on the basis… Read More »

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Court Finds Age Discrimination Where Supervisor Said Employee Had “Dinosaur Age Related Theories”

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having fought for the rights of age discrimination victims for nearly twenty years, our Marion County, Florida age discrimination lawyers have learned that employers continue to subject older workers to adverse employment decisions based on age stereotypes.  Under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), it is unlawful for employers to make employment decisions… Read More »

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Court Finds Evidence Of Age Discrimination Where Older Worker Fired For A “Flimsy” Reason

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having fought for the rights of employees for nearly twenty years, our Marion County, Florida age discrimination attorneys have learned that employers often mask a discriminatory motive by firing employee for reasons that are not true, have no basis in fact, or are phony.  In the employment discrimination context, employees can prove that they… Read More »

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Age Discrimination In Employment Act Applies To All Government Employers

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented victims of age discrimination for nearly twenty years, our Marion County, Florida age discrimination attorneys have learned that many private employers escape liability for age discrimination because they do not employee the requisite number of employees.  In order for the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) to apply to a private employer,… Read More »

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Is Encouraging Older Workers To Retire Evidence Of Age Discrimination?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having litigated cases under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) for nearly twenty years, our Marion County, Florida employment discrimination lawyers have learned that one approach used by employers to “weed out” older workers is to encourage, if not coerce, them to retire.  In doing so, employers believe they will be insulated from… Read More »

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Is it Illegal to Not Hire Someone Because of Age?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented victims of age discrimination for nearly twenty years, our Marion County, Florida age discrimination attorneys have learned that older workers continue to face significant disadvantages in their efforts to regain employment after being discharged. In many cases, employers refuse to hire older workers on the basis of inaccurate and stigmatizing stereotypes about… Read More »

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Can Employers Fire Older Workers In Order To Lower Their Health Care Costs?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having litigated age discrimination cases in Florida state and federal courts for nearly twenty years, our Marion County, Florida age discrimination attorneys have learned that many employers seek to lower their health care costs by getting rid of older workers.  In doing so, employers disingenuously claim that the decision to terminate an older employee… Read More »

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