Fort Bend County Age Discrimination Lawyer
Fighting Ageism in the Workplace in Katy & Surrounding Areas
It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee or applicant based on age. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) is the federal law that protects employees against age discrimination. The ADEA prohibits employers from discriminating against anyone over 40 because of age and applies to private employers with 20 or more employees.
The ADEA protects employees in all aspects of their employment relationship with their employer. For example, when an applicant seeks employment, it is illegal for an employer to discriminate against her in any aspect of the job application process. Once employed, the ADEA protects employees from discrimination because of age regarding compensation, benefits, retirement, job evaluations, promotions, assignments, and termination.
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Age Discrimination in the Workplace
It is unlawful for an employer to make any decisions regarding promotions, demotions, hiring, or termination based on a person's age. Pay close attention to any signs you may see in your workplace regarding age discrimination. It can be difficult sometimes to determine whether an employer promotes or favors another simply because they are good at what they do or solely because they are younger. It is possible to be discriminated against because of your age by coworkers who are older than you so be aware of that as well. Here are a few examples that can point to signs of age discrimination in the workplace.
Some examples of age harassment and discrimination might be:
- Hearing age-based comments in the workplace
- Getting compared to traits of the younger coworkers
- Losing out on a promotion to a younger person, though you have more experience
- Facing harder disciplinary repercussions from older employees
- Noticing a wave of young people getting employed
- Facing backlash in the workplace because of your age
- Getting fired based on your age
- Your pay getting decreased or being demoted
- Not getting hired because of your age
Age discrimination can affect your mental and emotional health, your career, and your income. If you are experiencing age discrimination in your workplace, you have laws on your side to take action and create a fair working environment.
If you believe that your employer has mistreated you on the basis of your age, seek assistance from our Katy age discrimination lawyer at the Law Office of Shane McClelland. We have extensive experience handling age discrimination claims and are eager to fight for your rights.
The Older Workers Benefit Protection Act
The Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA) is a federal law that makes it illegal for employers to use employees’ age to discriminate against them when disbursing benefits or approving retirements. Employers cannot lower benefits – like insurance or contributions to pensions – when employees continue to work past the typical retirement age.
Protecting Victims of Age Discrimination
If you think you were fired or discriminated against because of your age, contact a Katy age discrimination attorney at the Law Office of Shane McClelland. An age discrimination lawsuit might be an option to pursue your age discrimination claims.
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