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Age Discrimination

Can You Sue An Employer Who Lied About Reason For Termination?
  • By: Micah Longo, Esq.
  • Published: July 10, 2023

You’ve just been fired, and you’re lucky enough to have the reason why explained to you (hopefully in writing). So, can you sue if your employer lied about the reason for termination? Well, it depends on the “true reason” for your termination, not the reason given by your employer. An employee can be fired for a good reason, a bad reason, reason based on false facts, or for no reason at all. The question is whether it was for a non-discriminatory reason. Reasons like favoritism, mistake, or disdain are irrelevant and may be lawful. Florida Unlawful Termination Laws: Know Your Rights If you're in Florida as an employee, it's crucial to understand that the law protects you from being unfairly terminated. Discrimination on the grounds of race, national origin, age, sex, religion, or disability is strictly prohibited. In simpler terms,…Read More

Do I Have an Age Discrimination Case?
  • By: Micah Longo, Esq.
  • Published: February 25, 2017

If you’re over 40 and you’ve recently suffered an adverse employment action you may have an age discrimination case. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”) is a federal law that makes it unlawful for an employer to discriminate on the basis of age. Things You Must Prove There are 2 things you must prove to have an age discrimination case. First, you must be at least 40 years old. Second, you must prove your age was the motiving factor for the employers decision. You can prove age discrimination by direct evidence or by circumstantial evidence. Only the most blatant remarks, will constitute direct evidence of age discrimination. Circumstantial evidence is more common. In age discrimination cases based on circumstantial evidence, you must prove the following: you’re at least 40 years old; you were subject to adverse…Read More

How to Prove Age Discrimination in the Workplace
  • By: Micah Longo, Esq.
  • Published: July 25, 2016

If you have been fired, demoted, or denied a job in Florida because of your age you may have an age discrimination in the workplace lawsuit. In age discrimination cases, a worker makes a claim under the federal law that prohibits employers from discriminating against workers in the terms and conditions of employment because of the worker’s age. The federal law is the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”) and it applies to workers who are at least 40 years old. Elements of Age Discrimination In an ADEA case involving discharge, demotion, or failure to hire, a plaintiff may establish a case by showing: that plaintiff was a member of a protected group of persons between the ages of 40 and 70; that plaintiff was subjected to an adverse employment action; that substantially younger persons…Read More