A Law Firm with More than 15 Years’ Experience Handling Age Discrimination Cases in Atlanta
Vigorous representation and client-focused law practice in Georgia
The Reddy Law Firm, P.C. has successfully handled numerous age discrimination cases throughout the state. Your age does not define your abilities, and you are entitled to the same opportunities and fair treatment as any other employee. Whether you were passed over for a new job or promotion or faced unfair prejudices in the workplace, understanding your rights helps you determine how to protect your rights and get the compensation you deserve.
Age discrimination in the workplace
Age discrimination can manifest itself in several different situations. The Reddy Law Firm, P.C. has handled a variety of age-related discrimination cases involving:
- Discrimination layoffs — Often employers will try to get rid of older employees through unfair and prejudicial layoffs geared toward employees who are perceived as having only a few working years left.
- Position discrimination — Older employees may be passed over for promotions and opportunities for advancement based purely on their age. Employers may also give more favorable and rewarding job assignments, territories and accounts to younger employees.
- Age harassment — Employers may try to create an unpleasant and hostile work environment with the intent of encouraging older employees to leave, thus allowing younger, less expensive employees to take over.
- Search discrimination — Employers may attempt to limit their prospective job candidates to younger employees by illegally limiting the age range of applicants.
What is the Age Discrimination in Employment Act?
Employment discrimination laws were passed to prohibit age discrimination. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) was enacted in 1967 with the goal of protecting individuals between the ages of 40 and 70. This law applies to employers who have at least 20 employees. Employers are prohibited from specifying an age preference in job notices. This law also protects benefits for older employees and encourages apprenticeship programs. If an employer can prove that age is a bona fide occupational qualification, they may be exempt from complying with the provisions of the ADEA. The ADEA also prevents employers from forcing you to retire upon reaching a certain age.
Contact a professional and efficient age discrimination law firm in Atlanta
Age discrimination can leave you feeling hopeless and confused. Rely on The Reddy Law Firm, P.C. for all your employment discrimination needs. The firm offers free initial phone consultations and strives to return all calls within 24 hours. Call (678) 629-3246 or contact the firm online to discuss your options today.