A jury sided with a company after a fired employee claimed age discrimination.
Felix Carrio, who was in this 50s, claimed he was fired from his printing and packaging company job by Cista Color Corp. due to his age in July 2014.
After changing positions from air hammer operator to packer and gluer, Carrio said he worked in that position for 22 months before being fired. His counsel claimed it was an age-related firing because his supervisor said he was slow in completing tasks.
The defense argued the firing was for insubordination, including encouraging other employees to defy a supervisor. The defense also argued the company discussed its concerns with the employee before termination. The jury found for the defense.
Case: Carrio v. Vista Color
Plaintiffs attorneys: Zandro E. Palma, Zandro E. Palma P.A., Miami; Ruben Martin Saenz, Saenz & Anderson, Aventura
Defense attorney: Tomas A. Pila, Pila & Associates, Miami