Jacksonville Age Discrimination Attorney
Older employees expect their years of loyalty and contributions to be rewarded
with continued employment and appropriate compensation. Sadly, false stigmas
are often associated with older workers. Some stereotypes regarding older
workers insinuate that their experience isn't as valuable as their
younger counterparts. In fact, some companies wrongly label older workers
as less efficient, less productive, and more expensive than younger workers.
On the contrary, employees of all ages can demonstrate their ability to
stay current with new technology and contribute to their company's
success. Inaccurate and discriminatory perceptions inevitably leave older
workers vulnerable at a time when they are relying on their current jobs
to provide them with employment security.
Some employers will state through derogatory comments or jokes that they
favor younger employees. Age discrimination, however, is usually the result
of treating younger employees more favorably than their older counterparts.
If you are a victim of age discrimination, the
Jacksonville employment lawyer from the Law Office of Shands M. Wulbern, P.A. can take action to assist
you with each step of your case.
Age Discrimination in Employment Act
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) is a federal statute that
protects employees from workplace discrimination. Workers who are 40 years
of age or older are protected under the ADEA. The Florida Civil Rights
Act also protects workers, regardless of their age, from being discriminated
against as a result of age bias. Age discrimination can take the form of:
- A hostile work environment
- Pay reduction
- Denied promotion
- Refusal to hire
Age discrimination can be seen through any adverse action that alters the
terms and conditions of employment. The most common form of age discrimination
occurs when an older worker reaches a certain age and is then terminated
without cause. The seasoned worker may even be laid off in favor of younger
workers at lower salaries or wages.
Legal Action from the Law Office of Shands M. Wulbern, P.A.
Warning signs can indicate age discrimination. Employees should strongly
consider seeking legal advice if an employee believes he or she is being
targeted for termination because of his or her age. The Jacksonville age
discrimination attorney provides employees with skillful representation.
He can provide you with important advice to protect your career, and if
necessary, litigate against employers who are engaging in prohibited practices.
A delay in legal action can detrimentally affect the building of a case
against the employer. Most employment law cases are subject to a statute
of limitations, so it is crucial that you file your claim in a timely
manner. If you believe you have been discriminated against because of your age,
contact the Law Office of Shands M. Wulbern, P.A. for the legal guidance your case requires.