The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) generally prohibits covered employers from discriminating against employees who are at least Forty (40) years of age from being subjected to employment decisions that are motivated by one’s age.Some examples of age discrimination may include:
- Your employer fired you or forced you to retire because you are Forty (40) years of age or older;
- Employees who are Forty (40) years of age or older are excluded from hiring, promotion, and increased earnings opportunities due to a perception that they are simply “too old” to do a good enough job any longer;
- Your employer reduced your compensation or benefits, demoted you, or denied you a promotion because you are Forty (40) years of age or older;
- A prospective employer hired a job applicant, over you, who lacked comparable experience or education, such that the Company passed you over—not because of your qualifications, skills, or experience—but because you are Forty (40) years of age or older; and
- Unlawful Retaliation: You complain to your Company’s Human Resources Department that you believe, in good faith, that your supervisor has been holding you to different work standards than employees who are not at least Forty (40) years of age – and within weeks of your complaint, your employment is terminated despite your performance having met or exceeded the Company’s own standards.
If you believe you have been a victim of age discrimination, contact us today for a free consultation to help evaluate the facts and circumstances of your specific situation.