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Helping People Navigate Age Discrimination

Discrimination against older workers occurred long before the wave of “baby boomers” hit middle age, but this has become an increasingly widespread concern in recent years. At Cornell & Associates PA, Weston employees know they’re getting strong legal advocacy for this issue.

Employers focused on cutting costs sometimes target older workers selectively for termination or discriminate against them when granting promotions. Further, aging executives and other workers are sometimes falsely labeled as lacking innovative ideas, current technological skills and other desirable qualities.

Have You Been Fired Or Discriminated Against Because Of Your Age?

Simply stated, it is illegal for employers to terminate workers over 40 for replacement with younger workers who are less qualified. A variety of other adverse employment actions are also prohibited by the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and certain other laws. However, proving that age was the deciding factor in how you were treated is a complex challenge. At Cornell & Associates PA, a law firm based in Weston and serving all of Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties, we welcome that challenge.

Our founding and lead attorney Ware Cornell is a Florida Bar Board-Certified Civil Trial Specialist who has been taking complex lawsuits through trial in state and federal courts since 1980. He consistently provides:

  • Thorough analysis of workplace scenarios that may constitute age discrimination, in order to deliver clear, reliable counsel on whether valid legal claims exist and the likelihood of favorable outcomes
  • Review of separation and severance packages against the backdrop of employees’ beliefs about why they are being forced or pressured to leave
  • Counsel for South Florida employers who want to ensure that their hiring and firing practices do not expose them to discrimination lawsuits filed by workers over 40 or other protected classes

Our legal team can guide you through the process of filing a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (an EEOC complaint) and obtaining the right to sue. In other cases, we identify other, preferable causes of action such as filing suit for libel or another form of defamation.

Talk To An Experienced Attorney Today

We recognize how traumatic it is to cope with intolerable working conditions or be forced to find a new job as an older worker.

To discuss your needs with a lawyer equipped to assert your rights or help you protect your business, call 954-271-0554 or request a consultation via email anytime.