As an age discrimination attorney, I have experience in defending clients that have been harassed or discriminated against based on their age. Any harassment or discrimination based on age is illegal. I also offer labor and employment law counseling to management clients and businesses to ensure employment law compliances.
Over the years in employment litigation, I have found that discrimination comes in many forms. Whether you've been fired, assigned undesirable duties or denied training based on age or even if you've been the butt of jokes because of your age, you may have a case against your employer. Due to the fact that employers will not be quick to admit any wrongdoing, uncovering the details of age discrimination cases can be tricky. This is why it is vital that you have an experienced age discrimination attorney on your side that knows what to look for and can put the pieces together.
If you're over 40 and you believe you've been targeted – particularly if you feel your company is positioning itself to fire you – determine if your company has a system in place for reporting discrimination and follow through with the reporting procedure. This is the first step you must take and you will be asked about it in a consultation. In general, employment discrimination cases have a one-year statue of limitations, so it's best to act earlier than later in all employment cases.