Are You A Victim Of Age Discrimination?
Age-related discrimination is one of the fastest growing areas of employment law. If your employer refers to your age or treats you differently — less favorably — than younger workers, you have the right to pursue legal action. At The Garber Law Firm, our lawyers take forceful action to enforce the rights of employees (of all ages) in Marietta and throughout the entire state of Georgia.
When Do I Have Grounds To Sue?
You may have a valid claim for age discrimination if you faced some sort of adverse action — for example, if you were terminated and replaced by someone younger. In many cases, discrimination occurs when an employer does not hold all employees to the same standard. If you were terminated for a minor infraction while younger employees with multiple violations received little more than a slap on the wrist, you may have grounds for legal action.
Discrimination Can Be Subtle
Discrimination can mean that you were denied a job or a promotion based on your age. If an interviewer makes comments that indicate a concern about your age or your ability to adapt to new technologies, you may have a valid claim of discrimination.
Likewise, comments that reflect age-related issues, such as “We need new blood,” “You are a dinosaur” or “You move too slowly,” can be powerful indicators of age-related discrimination. If you have heard statements like these from your employer, contact The Garber Law Firm right away.
What Can I Do?
If you believe that you are a victim of age discrimination, the next step is to contact an attorney to discuss the facts of your case. When you meet with our attorneys, we will carefully examine the evidence to determine whether your employer has, potentially, violated the law.
Before your case can move forward, you must file a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). You may file the charge on your own, or have an attorney draft it on your behalf.
To learn more, schedule a free consultation with our lawyers by calling 678-383-9792. We stand ready to protect and assert your rights.