Age Discrimination Attorney

Work isn't something you do only when you're young. But some employers may act as though it is, and discriminate against job applicants or current employees on the basis of age alone. This type of discrimination is not only against the law, but may also become a larger problem as people are working longer and deferring retirement longer than ever. If you are over 40 and believe that an employer may have decided you are "too old to work," you may have a case. Call 800-618-5571 to speak with one of our employment law attorneys at Cable Gallagher. We can evaluate your situation, determine if you have a case and make recommendations for moving forward.

Am I Too Old For This Job?

It can be hard to prove ageism in the workplace. Even if you were fired from a job and replaced with a younger worker, your employer could cite another reason, like "company restructuring" as the "real" reason for your dismissal. We offer free initial consultations so you can come in and speak with one of us to find out if you may have a case.

That said, the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prevents employers with 20 or more employees from discriminating on the basis of age. Discrimination of this sort can take many forms, including:

  • Using age as a deciding factor in the application, hiring, firing or promotion process
  • Including unnecessary age limits in a job posting
  • Cutting back on health or life insurance benefits for older workers
  • Forcing older employees to take an early retirement

Now What Do I Do?

If you think you have a case that violates the ADEA, your first step is to file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) within 180 days of the incident that sparked your suspicion. The EEOC will then investigate your claim and determine whether you have "cause" to make a complaint. Don't give up and assume you can't prove your case. Speak with one of our Folsom, California, age discrimination lawyers first.

Contact Us Today

It's important to make an appointment with an employment law attorney as soon after the discriminatory incident as possible. That's because you only have 180 days to file a claim, or you waive your right to do so in the future. Call us toll free at 800-618-5571 or email us.