When an individual does not get a job based on their age, it is called age discrimination. People over the age of 40 are protected from age discrimination under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). This act applies for hiring, termination and other employment actions based on a worker's age. Under this age discrimination act, an employer may not fire or treat employees any differently than others just because of age.
Consequences of Age Discrimination:
Age discrimination can cause an employee to lose their job for a factor that has nothing to do with their performance. An employee is a victim of age discrimination if:
1.Budget problems lead an employer to fire an older employee to keep the younger ones who get paid less; 2.An employer turns down an employee for a promotion and instead hires someone younger to get "new blood"; 3.An employer hires some other younger-looking person
Employers are prohibited from discriminating against any employee just because they are over 40 years old. That doesn't mean it doesn't happen. An Employment Law attorney can help you protect your rights against age discrimination. An Employment Law attorney lawyer can work with individuals to prove that an employee has experienced adverse action in favor of younger employees.
If you think you are a victim of age discrimination in the workplace and need to get advice and counsel from a discrimination lawyer, you may contact the Law Office of Joseph R. Haytas. Joseph R. Haytas will meet with you personally about your matter and explore with you any and all options you may have under your particular circumstances.
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