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This is an unfortunate situation,
does your wife feel the employer is doing this due to there age?
Are they 40 years or older?
Under FL law, if the employer has created a hostile work environment based on the employees age, that is protected under the Federal and State civil rights laws,
and they can file an EEOC discrimination complaint alleging age discrimination,
To file a claim with the EEOC, contact the nearest local EEOC office. More information about filing a claim with the EEOC can be found at http://www.eeoc.gov/facts/howtofil.html.
They should contact the local EEOC office as soon as possible,
the EEOC will investigate the matter, and if they find out that age discrimination existed, they would allow the employees to bring a lawsuit against the employer
Those employees can be witnesses,
also if the employees file an EEOC complaint, the employer cannot retaliate in anyway,
as that is against the federal law and they can be sued for retaliation
Then they need to file the complaint as soon as possible and not accept any forced resignation,
if they quit, they would not be able to collect unemployment benefits
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