Age Discrimination, Wrongful Termination Lawsuit
When older workers are let go, and younger ones hired to replace them . . . when younger workers get all the promotions and perks, while older ones are passed over . . . when older workers' benefits are canceled, but not younger ones' . . . something may seem wrong. Indeed, it probably is - if such actions are in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). This act is one of the federal laws prohibiting job discrimination that are enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Specifically, the ADEA prohibits:
- "statements or specifications in job notices or advertisements of age preference and limitations. An age limit may only be specified in the rare circumstance where age has been proven to be a bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ);
- "discrimination on the basis of age by apprenticeship programs, including joint labor-management apprenticeship programs; and "denial of benefits to older employees . . .[unless] . . .the cost of providing the reduced benefits to older workers is the same as the cost of providing benefits to younger workers" ( http://www.eeoc.gov/)
If you believe you have been a victim of age discrimination on the job in Texas, or anywhere in the U.S., the Houston employment law firm Shellist | Lazarz | Slobin invites you to contact us to discuss the possibility of an age discrimination lawsuit.
Our employment lawyers have the resources, the knowledge, and the persistence necessary to investigate your claims in an efficient manner. The eight lawyers at our firm have a total of 130 years' combined experience investigating and pursuing discrimination claims for employees throughout Texas and across the nation. We can take action to prevent or remedy unlawful acts of age discrimination. We will walk you through the process of filing a complaint with the EEOC or filing an age discrimination lawsuit if we can show that wrongful termination, failure to promote, or failure to hire at your workplace has been based on age. We encourage you to contact us to schedule an initial consultation on your age discrimination concern.
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