Indianapolis Age Discrimination Attorneys
Are You 40 or Older? You’re Protected by Law.
Your life experiences, work achievements, and job knowledge should be valued. As Baby Boomers and even members of Generation X get older, discrimination against workers because of their age may become more prevalent. Should you be forced out of your job or passed over for hiring or promotions and you think your age was a factor, reach out to Cleveland Lehner Cassidy for help.
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protects employees and applicants over the age of 40 from being discriminated against due to their age. It also protects employees from retaliation when they complain that they have been subjected to age discrimination.
How Do You Know If You Are a Victim of Age Discrimination?
Age discrimination can present itself in many different forms. Beyond obvious forms of harassment, an older employee may get passed over for promotions in favor of less-qualified employees because management wants a younger, more energetic office environment. Employers may believe younger employees will be more productive and motivated.
In other cases, an employer may do a “reduction in force,” where older employees are illegally selected to be laid off. Meanwhile, younger and less qualified employees are not selected for termination. You ay also be subjected to specifically age-related harassment.
To help determine whether you have been the victim of illegal age-related harassment, ask yourself the following questions:
- Has your employer been constantly on you about retiring?
- Has your employer been systematically replacing its older employees with younger employees?
- Were you terminated or laid off while less experienced, less qualified employees were not?
- Has your employer made comments about your advancing age?
- Were you terminated and replaced by someone younger?
- Were you passed over for a promotion in favor of a younger less qualified person?
If you suspect your age was a factor in actions or behaviors taken against you, contact an age discrimination attorney in Indianapolis immediately for help.
How We Can Help You Fight Age Discrimination
The ADEA provides many protections for the workplace, but in doing so, creates a complicated legal process for employees to navigate. Whether you have been subjected to discrimination on the basis of your age, whether by a failure to hire, a failure to promote, a termination, or a layoff, are fact-sensitive questions that can only be determined on a case-by-case basis.
Employers have a team of people, including lawyers and human resources employees, to help guide them through legal issues. You may find that you need your own team to help navigate this complex process. The age discrimination attorneys in Indianapolis at Cleveland Lehner Cassidy can help you understand and enforce your rights.
When you need help from an attorney, contact Cleveland Lehner Cassidy for assistance and a free consultation.