Age Discrimination Has No Place In The Workplace
Although discrimination based on age is illegal, employers regularly discriminate against people over 40 years old when hiring, promoting, offering training opportunities and terminating. Likewise, when companies implement reductions in the workforce and layoffs, quite often it is older employees who are the first to be let go, despite their experience and ability. Older workers often assume that they should be let go because it is the right business decision, but they do not realize they are victims of age discrimination.
At Wilson Melton, LLC, our attorneys have represented clients who have experienced the demeaning and humiliating consequences of age discrimination in the workplace. We have handled numerous age discrimination cases on behalf of older employees who have suffered discrimination in the workplace.
Age Discrimination: The FAQs You Want To Know
You probably have a lot of questions that you want to pose to a lawyer if you suspect that your employer is violating your right to a discrimination-free work environment. Here, we have answered a few of our prospective clients’ frequently asked questions about age discrimination.
What are examples of age discrimination in the workplace?
Age discrimination may be proven when a high percentage of older employees are being fired compared to younger, less experienced employees. Terminations that affect older people disproportionately and policies that provide training, education and other benefits offered only to younger workers may be discriminatory.
What is retaliation at work?
Retaliation is when your employer takes adverse action against you or a coworker for reporting an employment law violation.
Can you recover damages for age discrimination?
In some cases, yes. Examples of damages you could recover include legal fees, back wages, pain and suffering and others.
Why should I hire counsel?
Employment law attorneys know and understand various federal laws, such as the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and the Older Worker’s Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA). Our legal team has the experience necessary to determine the validity of an age discrimination claim under federal and local laws. We will pursue all appropriate claims, guide victims through the legal process, and work to recover all remedies and monetary compensation available under the law.
Contact Our Age Discrimination Attorneys To Learn More
If you believe you were a victim of age discrimination at work or you experienced any other type of employment discrimination, Wilson Melton, LLC, can help. Our experienced employment attorneys will fight for your rights. To discuss your claims and rights in a free initial consultation, please call 317-827-8302 or send us an email.