Age Discrimination Attorney in Atlanta, GA
As people in the workforce age, they may become concerned that they will become victims of age discrimination. Age discrimination is protected under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, which is enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. If you are above the age of 40 and believe that you are being discriminated against as a result, it is important that you take your legal options into consideration, as you may have a valid claim. Attorney Ben Barrett of Ben Barrett Law has over 30 years of experience practicing law and now solely focuses on employment law issues. To discuss your case with an attorney with the skill and experience it takes to help you pursue justice, contact Ben Barrett Law today and schedule a consultation.
Understanding the ADEA
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) applies to employees who are at least 40 years old and work for private employers who have a minimum of 20 employees, as well as state or local governments, the federal government, employment agencies, or labor organizations. There are several protections that employees are offered under the ADEA. Some of the actions that are considered age discrimination include the following:
- Including age preferences, specifications, limitations, etc. in job postings (with some exceptions)
- Favoring older workers
- Retaliating against an individual who filed an age discrimination charge
- Discriminating against a person due to their age in any hiring, firing, promotion, layoffs, compensation, benefits, job training, job assignments, etc.
- Harassment of an older worker because of their age
- Pre-employment inquiries
Time Limits to File
It is important to be aware that if you wish to take legal action through the EEOC, you must file your charge within 180 days of the incident. Additionally, federal employees who wish to take action will be required to contact an Equal Employment Opportunity counselor within 45 days of the incident. Do not hesitate to contact Ben Barrett Law so we can get started on your claim today.
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Have you been the victim of age discrimination in the state of Georgia? If so, you can count on Ben Barrett Law to assess your situation, determine your legal options, and help you pursue the justice you are entitled to. Attorney Barrett has over 30 years of experience practicing law and now focuses solely on employment law. For quality legal representation when you need it most, contact Ben Barrett Law today to learn how we can assist you.