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Category Archives: Age Discrimination

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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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Former KCTV News Anchor Sues Over Age Discrimination in Replacement

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having represented the victims of age discrimination for nearly twenty years our Florida employment discrimination attorneys have learned that many employers act on their preference for a younger workforce by targeting older workers for replacement with substantially younger employees.  As the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals observed in Graefenhain v. Pabst Brewing Co.,… Read More »

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Supreme Court Holds State and Local Governments Subject to ADEA, Regardless of Number of Employees

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.  Under the terms of the ADEA, employers may not make adverse employment decisions against workers over age… Read More »

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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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