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Category Archives: Age Discrimination

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Are After-The-Fact Justifications For An Employee’s Discharge Evidence Of Age Discrimination?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented victims of employment discrimination and retaliation for almost twenty years, our Alachua County, Florida employment discrimination attorneys have learned that employers sometimes attempt to defend discriminatory discharge cases with evidence created after an employee was terminated.  For example, employers will create a document after an employee’s discharge setting forth the alleged reasons… Read More »

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Can Employers Make Decisions Based On The Belief That Older Workers Cannot Do The Job Because Of Age?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having fought for the rights of employees who have endured age discrimination in the workplace for almost twenty years, our Marion County, Florida age discrimination attorneys have learned that employees often target older workers for termination because they believe that older workers cannot do the job because of their age.  In doing so, employers… Read More »

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Does the 20 Employee Minimum Threshold for the ADEA Apply to Local Public Employers?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

The federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), makes it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an individual with respect to his or her compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of such individual’s age.  The ADEA prohibits discrimination against individuals who are at least forty years of age and provides a… Read More »

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Can Remarks Reflecting Age-Based Stereotypes Be Used To Prove Age Discrimination?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Under Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), it is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an individual with respect to his or her compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of such individual’s age.  The ADEA prohibits discrimination against individuals who are at least forty years of age.  As explained by the… Read More »

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Employee Fired After Being Told That Store Manager Was “Going After Older People”

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of age.  Patterned after Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the ADEA prohibits discrimination based on age against employees aged 40 and over.  “One purpose of the ADEA,” as explained by the U.S. Eighth Circuit… Read More »

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VP Of Human Resources Prepares A Note Identifying Discharged Older Worker As “+ 50”

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

In 1967, Congress enacted the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) for the purpose of ending age discrimination in the workplace.  Having represented victims suffering from age discrimination for almost twenty years, our Alachua County, Florida age discrimination attorneys have learned that age discrimination remains widespread in both the private and public sectors.  Older… Read More »

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Is A Deviation From Company Policy Evidence Of An Age-Based Discriminatory Discharge?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protects employees who are over forty years of age from discrimination on the basis of age.  Having long fought for the rights of employees who have been subjected to age discrimination, our Citrus County, Florida age discrimination attorneys have learned that employers often engage in selective enforcement… Read More »

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Employee Claims Age Discrimination Where Supervisor Who Fired Him Said He Needed To Retire

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), an employer may not discriminate against any individual with respect to his or her compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of such individual’s age.  As explained by the U.S. Supreme Court in Hazen Paper Co. v. Biggins, 507 U.S. 613 (1993), “Congress’ promulgation of… Read More »

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Discharged Older Employee Was Allegedly Told To “Step Aside And Let The Young People Shine”

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits employers from taking an adverse employment action against an employee who is at least forty years of age.  In Gross v. FBL Fin. Servs., Inc., 557 U.S. 167 (2009), the U.S. Supreme Court determined that an employee claiming age discrimination has the burden to show that… Read More »

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Florida Restaurant Pays Out $2.85 Million in Age Discrimination Settlement

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

The federal Age Discrimination In Employment Act (ADEA) protects employees and job applicants from discrimination on the basis of age.  Ageism is one of the most common forms of workplace discrimination, although it is often a difficult claim to prove.  Refusal to hire an employee for being aged over 40, or discriminatory treatment of… Read More »

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