Orlando Age Discrimination Attorneys

Central Florida Age Discrimination Lawyer Helps Employees in Orlando and Central Florida

Age discrimination in the workplace (employment environment) is a violation of both federal and Florida state law.

The experienced Orlando age discrimination attorneys at LaBar Adams represent those that have been discriminated against because of their age.

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) and the Florida Civil Rights Act (FCRA) prohibit discrimination because of an employee’s age. ADEA and FCRA make it unlawful for an employer, employment agency or labor organization to discriminate against an individual because of such individual’s age in the terms, conditions or privileges of employment.

ADEA makes it unlawful for an employer to fail or refuse to hire or to discharge an individual or otherwise discriminate against any individual with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, because of such individual’s age

ADEA also makes it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an employee because such employee opposes an employer’s practice that violates ADEA or because an employee has made a charge of age discrimination, testified, assisted, or participated in any manner in an investigation, proceeding, or litigation under ADEA

If successful in an age discrimination claim pursuant to ADEA, an employee may recover damages to include back pay, front pay, liquidated damages, interest, and attorney’s fees and costs

It is unlawful for an employer to ..

  • Fail or refuse to hire or to discharge an individual because of such individual’s age;
  • Otherwise discriminate against any individual with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges because of such individual’s age;
  • Discriminate against an employee because such employee opposes an employer’s practice that violates ADEA;
  • Discriminate against an employee because because an employee has made a charge of age discrimination, testified, assisted, or participated in any manner in an investigation, proceeding, or litigation under ADEA and/or FCRA;

If a discrimination claim is successful.

You may be awarded compensation for damages, including:

  • Back pay;
  • Front pay;
  • Liquidated damages;
  • Pain and suffering;
  • Mental anguish;
  • Punitive damages
  • Interest
  • Attorney’s fees and costs

FCRA makes it unlawful for an employer to discharge or to fail to hire any individual, or otherwise to discriminate against any individuals with respect to compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of an individual’s age.

It is also unlawful under the FCRA for an employer to discriminate against an employee because such employee opposes an employer’s practice that violates ADEA or because an employee has made a charge of age discrimination, testified, assisted, or participated in any manner in an investigation, proceeding, or litigation under FCRA.

If successful in an age discrimination claim pursuant to FCRA, similar to ADEA, an employee may recover back pay, front pay, interest and attorney’s fees and costs.  Unlike ADEA, an employee that is successful in an age discrimination claim pursuant to FCRA can recover pain and suffering damages and emotional distress damages.  The employee can also recover up to $100,000.00 in punitive damages.

Proof of age discrimination can be difficult to obtain and in most cases a thorough investigation must be conducted and presented to a court.

Proof establishing age discrimination cases is seldom direct; rather, in most cases a court must look to the surrounding circumstances and circumstantial evidence to make a determination as to whether a person has been the victim of age discrimination.

Our experienced Orlando age discrimination lawyers will diligently investigate your age discrimination claim, and present all relevant facts and circumstances to the court on your behalf.

Your Orlando age discrimination attorney must have thorough knowledge regarding all State and Federal laws regarding age discrimination issues, and have the experience to effectively employ this knowledge, while providing you with the highest standard of legal representation.

Our Orlando Law Firm has this knowledge and experience, and is ready to protect your legal rights in age discrimination disputes in Orlando and the entire Central Florida area.

CONTACT OUR AGE DISCRIMINATION ATTORNEYS IN CENTRAL FLORIDA

If you believe you have been discriminated against because of your age in Orlando or anywhere within the Central Florida area, please contact the experienced Orlando age discrimination lawyers at LaBar Adams today by calling Toll Free: (866) 680-4529. You may also send us an email using the online form provided at this website and representative of LaBar Adams will contact you shortly to protect your legal rights.

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