understanding age discrimination

At Vargas Guerra, LLP, we stand firm against age discrimination in the workplace. Age discrimination involves treating an applicant or employee less favorably because of their age. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protects individuals who are 40 years of age or older from employment discrimination based on age. Our experienced legal team is committed to protecting the rights of those who have faced such unfair treatment.

What Constitutes Age Discrimination? Age discrimination can occur in any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, benefits, and any other term or condition of employment. It is also unlawful to harass a person because of their age.

Legal Protections Against Age Discrimination

Federal Law:

  • The ADEA's protections apply to both employees and job applicants.
  • Under the ADEA, it is illegal to include age preferences, limitations, or specifications in job notices or advertisements.

State Laws:

  • Many states have laws providing additional protection against age discrimination, which may cover smaller employers or provide stronger safeguards.

Recognizing Age Discrimination

  • Harassment: Derogatory or critical remarks about a person's age.
  • Workplace Policies: Policies that impact older workers more significantly than younger ones.
  • Retaliation: Adverse action against an individual for opposing employment practices that discriminate based on age or for filing an age discrimination charge.

Vargas Guerra, LLP’s Approach to Age Discrimination Cases

Legal Support and Representation: Our attorneys at Vargas Guerra, LLP possess the knowledge and experience to handle age discrimination cases effectively. Whether you are an individual facing age discrimination or an employer seeking to ensure policy compliance, we are here to provide expert legal assistance.

Our Services Include:

  • For Employees: Assessing your situation, representing you in negotiations or litigation, and striving for rightful compensation or reinstatement.
  • For Employers: Advising on compliance with age discrimination laws, assisting in policy development, and defending against age discrimination claims.

Take Action Against Age Discrimination with Vargas Guerra, LLP

If you believe you have been discriminated against because of your age, or if you seek legal guidance on age discrimination laws, Vargas Guerra, LLP is ready to assist you. Contact us for a consultation to explore your legal options and assert your rights.

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