Older workers are finding it harder to hang on to their jobs. Employers are finding creative ways to weed out more mature employees in favor of younger, more affordable talent. This kind of discrimination takes place in the state of Florida, as well as the rest of the United States. In the event that an employer allegedly violates the laws which protect citizens from age discrimination, a victim may be able to file a civil lawsuit to seek financial restitution.
A few examples of common ways to weed out mature workers range from layoffs to early retirements to cutting hours. Some less common ways of pushing people out the door include threatening a person's pension, isolating and excluding a person and denying someone a promotion. Different tactics elicit various responses from different people, so some employers employ a combination of tactics to achieve the desired result: the mature worker quitting.
The kind of discrimination described here is common both in Florida and in the rest of the United States. Any Florida worker who feels that he or she did not receive or is not receiving fair treatment in the workplace as a result of age discrimination may have the ability to file a discrimination lawsuit against their employer. Victims of workplace discrimination are protected by federal and Florida state laws.
There is never an excuse for mistreating a person because of his or her age, gender, race, nationality, religion or other differences. Fortunately, victims of such discrimination are protected under the law and they can seek information about filing a workplace discrimination lawsuit. Compensation obtainable through such a lawsuit may include money for lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages.
Source: Forbes, 11 Sneaky Ways Companies Get Rid Of Older Workers, Debora L. Jacobs, Nov. 4, 2013