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Category Archives: Age Discrimination

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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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Principal Claims Age Discrimination When He Was Told “They Just Want Somebody Younger”

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having been committed to fighting for the rights of employment discrimination victims for nearly twenty years, our Citrus County, Florida employment discrimination lawyers have learned that employers continue to target older workers for termination.  In the overwhelming majority of cases, employers are careful to mask their discriminatory intent to terminate employees because of their… Read More »

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Florida AMU Sued for Age Discrimination

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) prohibits employers from making adverse employment decisions based on the age of an employee or applicant, outside of certain exceptions concerning bona-fide occupational qualification issues.  A professor at Florida A&M University is currently suing the university claiming that age discrimination was a factor in reducing… Read More »

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Older Worker Fired Because He Was “Here To Retire” Rather Than “To Work”

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented the victims of age discrimination for nearly twenty years, our Marion County, Florida employment discrimination attorneys have learned that employers continue to make employment decisions based on inaccurate and stigmatizing stereotypes about age.  For example, employers often discharge older workers because they believe older employers are less likely to be committed to… Read More »

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Is An Employee’s Forced Retirement Evidence Of Age Discrimination?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having been committed to fighting for the rights of Florida employees for almost twenty years, our Marion County, Florida employment discrimination attorneys have learned that many employers pressure, if not coerce, older workers to retire.  In doing so, employers assume that retirement eligible employees are likely to be less productive or less committed to… Read More »

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Employer Advances “Just Kidding” Defense When Owner’s Notes Say “Fire All The Old People”

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having litigated employment discrimination lawsuit in Florida state and federal courts for nearly twenty years, our Alachua County, Florida discrimination lawyers have learned that employers will always deny that an employment decision was motivated by discriminatory animus.  Even when confronted with evidence that an employment decision was made for a discriminatory reason, employers will… Read More »

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Does An Employer’s Use Of Code Words For Age Constitute Evidence Of Age Discrimination?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented victims of age discrimination for nearly twenty years, our Alachua County, Florida employment discrimination attorneys have learned that employers often use code words for age when explaining employment decisions involving older workers.  For example, when seeking to justify employment decisions regarding older workers, employers will characterize older workers as “low energy,” “slow,”… Read More »

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