Fired So Younger, Cheaper Staff Could be Hired
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I am a gay white man who was let go from a law firm after a number of years. I have thought about suing the firm on a number of occassions. There is no question in my mind that I was discriminated against because I am gay (which in Florida where I live is incredibly not against the law) and because of my age. I showed up to work every day for years and never had an issue with anyone. I had great work product. I was told I was being let go because the firm was merging and restructuring. But in reality the firm took advantage of that “excuse” to fire all of the more “mature” staff and replace us with younger and lower paid staff. I was devastated and had a tough time functioning for almost a year.