Many Baby Boomers in Florida are reaching a time in their careers at which their age may be seen as a disadvantage. Those who are now in their 50s and 60s likely went through college with a heightened awareness of their rights and may not be inclined to put up with age discrimination in their places of work. Fortunately, help is available from the attorneys at The Amlong Firm in Fort Lauderdale, who are aggressive advocates for those facing workplace discrimination.
It is not uncommon for the employment of older workers to be terminated, with younger employees hired in their places. One excuse is that older workers become less competent as they age. In most cases, the real reason is the fact that younger workers can be employed at much lower salaries. The benefits typically provided to younger workers also come at a much lower cost to the company.
Age discrimination often includes instances of harassment, such as insensitive comments related to the ages and capabilities of older workers, especially with the fast pace of technological development. Derogatory remarks, such as "gramps," are often used to get older workers to resign. At The Amlong Firm, we recommend victims of age discrimination keep a record of harassing comments for potential use as evidence in an employment discrimination claim.
When companies decide to outsource or downsize, it is often the workers older than 40 who are laid off. Our attorneys are experienced in handling all types of workplace discrimination cases in Florida, including cases in which employees are denied promotion or fired due to age. Help is available by using the contact information on our webpage, and we invite you to contact us for a case evaluation.