According to the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, it is unlawful for employers to discriminate against a person because of age. Age discrimination may come in the form of hiring or firing practices, promotion, layoffs, compensation, benefits, assignments and training. Workers should get and keep jobs based on their ability, not age. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protects people age 40 and over from employment discrimination based on age. The law says that an employer may not fire, refuse to hire, or treat you differently than other employees because of your age.
Have any of these things ever happened to you?
- The employer wanted a younger-looking person to do the job, so you weren’t hired?
- First, your boss wouldn’t let you take some training courses. Then you got a poor job evaluation because you weren’t “flexible” in taking on new assignments.
- Money was tight, so your boss fired you in order to keep younger workers who are paid less.
- Your employer gave you undeserved poor performance evaluations and then used your “record” of poor performance to justify firing or demoting you.
- Your boss turned you down for a promotion. Instead, he hired someone from the outside who was younger because the company says it “needs new blood.”
If you answered “Yes” to any of these, you may be a victim of age discrimination. Turn to Turner & Turner to protect your rights.
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