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I met with a client today who had worked for a company for 15 years.  He is 66 years old and had grown the company from nothing into a multimillion dollar a year empire.  Late last year (2013), a new CEO came in who was young (38). The CEO immediately started making age related comments […]

There was a time, not all that long ago, when people were expected to retire by the time they reached around age 60. To find someone who was well into their “Golden Years” was certainly the exception to the norm. Today, however, retiring at age 60 is the exception instead of the norm. The increased […]

The average life expectancy in the United States has almost doubled over the last century. As a result, the American workforce has also aged. An older workforce has created a number of “issues” for both workers and employers, including age discrimination in the workplace. Consequently, one question we are often asked it “ I was […]

In the United States, both federal and state laws make it illegal to discriminate in the workplace; however, for that discrimination to be legally actionable it must be a covered form of discrimination. Most people are familiar with some of the most common forms of prohibited discrimination such as discriminating on the basis of race […]

If you have worked hard all your life and achieved a certain amount of success in your career it can be a painful blow to both your self-esteem and your finances to suddenly find yourself the victim of age discrimination in the workplace. Instead of being respected and appreciated for your experience and wisdom you […]

In the United States, both federal and state laws prohibit certain types of discriminatory practices and conduct in the workplace… Among a list of other characteristics, for example, an employer is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of age under both federal law and the laws of the State of Florida. If you believe you […]

As the expected lifespan of the average American continues to increase, the American workforce finds itself inundated with older workers. Where just a generation or two ago it was virtually unheard of for people to continue working into their 60s and 70s, today it is uncommon for people to actually retire at the official retirement […]