Unfortunately, age discrimination in the workplace is far more common than any of us would like to think, and if you’ve been a victim of age discrimination, you should consider speaking with an experienced Chesterfield County age discrimination attorney. Contact Passero Employment Law to learn more about age discrimination claims and how we can help you.
Do I Need a Chesterfield County Age Discrimination Attorney?
Filing an age discrimination claim is complicated, and winning one is seldom easy, which is why you should seek a seasoned Midlothian employment attorney on your side. Our firm is ready to help you in any way we can.
Protections Afforded Under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act
Fortunately, employees who are at least 40 years old and work for private companies with 20 or more employees are covered under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. This means that if you meet those qualifications and your place of employment discriminated against you in any way, you may have a claim against them. The following acts, among others, may be considered discrimination:
- Promoting younger workers ahead of you because of your age
- Demoting older workers because of their age
- Laying off or terminating older workers because of their age
- Denying an individual certain benefits because of their age
- Harassing an older worker because of his or her age
- Retaliating against an employee for complaining about discrimination or filing an age discrimination charge
You should also understand that though the ADEA only applies to employers who have at least 20 employees, other employees over 40 are also protected under the Virginia Human Rights Act. Therefore, if you believe that you are a victim of age discrimination in the workplace for a company in Virginia, you may have a valid claim. Our firm is here to help you file that claim.
If you believe you have a valid claim, be sure to file it as soon as possible of the incident occurring. The sooner you speak with our firm, the better off you will be.
Contact a Chesterfield County Age Discrimination Attorney
Discrimination of any kind is unacceptable, and our firm is here to help. Contact Passero Employment Law to schedule your initial consultation.