Age Discrimination Common as the Workforce Grows Older
Unlike gender or race discrimination, age discrimination is something all workers can potentially face. Specifically, anyone 40 years or older can potentially be a victim of age discrimination. As the population ages and with more baby boomers continuing to work, cases of age discrimination are becoming common. Age discrimination should never be tolerated or brushed aside as part of life in the workplace. Take action now. Tell them you mean business!
At the Castle Law Office, our age discrimination lawyers put knowledge and resources to work for victims. We have a deep understanding of federal and state laws that protect workers. The laws related to workplace discrimination can be confusing and complicated. You need a good lawyer to boost your chances of succeeding with your claim. Get in touch with experienced lawyers today for a free and confidential consultation.
Age discrimination sometimes goes hand in hand with disability claims, as older workers may develop disabilities. Laws protecting people from age discrimination include:
- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
- The Older Workers Benefit Protection Act
- The Americans with Disabilities Act
If you or a loved one is a victim of age discrimination, get in touch with our firm for a free and confidential consultation. We can help you choose the best course of action, which may include filing a claim with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Missouri Commission on Human Rights (MCHR) or the Kansas Human Rights Commission (KHRC).
Examples of Age Discrimination
The following are a few types of age discrimination in the workplace:
- A job applicant who is older than 40 applies for a job, meets all the criteria, but is passed over for a younger applicant simply because of age.
- An employer forces a worker to retire or otherwise wrongfully terminates a worker because of his or her age.
- An employer promotes or hires younger employees and provides them with benefits not available to the older employees.
- An employer reduces compensation or benefits or denies the employee a promotion because of his or her age.
Age discrimination also may take the form of harassment. For example, an older worker who is the target of jokes about age or bullied because of that age may create a hostile work environment.
An age discrimination case calls for strong legal representation. The attorneys at Castle Law Office are familiar with the complex federal and state employment discrimination laws and know how to win cases for our clients. Increase your chances of success by retaining one of our age discrimination lawyers who can pursue the justice you deserve.
Call us today at 816-842-7100, or email us to schedule your free consultation.