Did your employer use unfair terms and conditions to hire you just because of your age? If so, you may have suffered from age discrimination.
The federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 protects employees and job applicants 40 years of age and older when their employers or potential employers have discriminated against them. Your employer may be a private company, the state or local government, a labor organization, or even an employment agency, as long as there are 20 or more people working there. Discrimination in this context can occur when the employer requires unfair terms, conditions, or privileges of employment such as those pertaining to hiring, firing, compensation, and benefits.
If you have wish to pursue a claim against your employer, you should either file a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which is an independent federal law enforcement agency, or sue under applicable discrimination laws. We can help you with this process. Click on one of the areas below to learn about your rights, or call our office for a free consultation with one of our employment attorneys to find out if you have a case. (855) 552-2326.