Do you feel you are being discriminated against at work due to your age? Age discrimination is against the law and you may be able to seek compensation for the discrimination you have faced. Watch this video by dedicated Phoenix employment lawyer James Green to learn about your rights.
We recently had somebody contact our office who wanted help because they felt like they were being discriminated against on the basis of their age. The problem was that this particular person was only 23 years old. One thing to keep in mind is that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act only protects individuals that are age 40 years and older, what we refer to as the protected age group. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act is still a very important law. There are a lot of people who have been at work for a long time and are facing discriminatory comments, or making a mockery of their age, or making jokes about them. Harassment is a big issue with the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
Another issue that people that are in that particular age group have is applying for positions. Some individuals go to apply for positions and the job posting is asking for somebody who is young, somebody who’s energetic, somebody who’s a recent term that has been used is digital native. All of those terms design to bring in somebody who is younger. If you’re applying for a position, and you can’t get that position, and they have something like that in their job posting, please contact us so that we can help you.
Do you believe you are being stereotyped or discriminated against at work due to ageism? Whether it’s casual, or systematic, it is illegal and should be stopped immediately. Contact our experienced Phoenix employment lawyers for a full understanding of your rights under the law. We offer free consultations and will fight to ensure your rights are protected.