There is nothing worse than being discriminated against for something you simply can’t control. Perhaps the two most talked-about types of workplace discrimination are gender and race discrimination, however, age discrimination is also far more common than any of us may think. Unfortunately, it happens all the time. If you were discriminated against because of your age, such as having your employer fire you because of your age, you’re most likely wondering whether you have legal recourse available. Please continue reading and speak with a dedicated Atlanta age discrimination attorney from Ben Barrett Law to learn more about this type of discrimination and how we can help if you’re a victim. Here are some of the questions you may have:
Is an employer allowed to fire an employee solely because of their age in Georgia?
Georgia is an employment-at-will state, which essentially means that employers in Georgia are legally allowed to hire or fire any employee for any reason at all. However, employers are prohibited from acting adversely against employees solely because of their age or any other protected characteristic, such as their gender, race, religion, national origin, and others. Some common examples of age discrimination in the workplace can include inquiring about an employee’s age during an interview, requiring age limits to certain positions, making persistent rude comments referencing an employee’s age, favoring younger employees solely because of their age, or even terminating an employee’s position because of their age. If any of the aforementioned has happened to you, you may very well have a valid discrimination claim.
What should an employee do if they believe they are a victim of workplace discrimination?
If you believe you’re a victim of workplace discrimination, you should do what you can to document the incident(s) of discrimination and, from there, hire a seasoned employment attorney who can help assess your case and determine whether you have a valid claim against your employer. Ben Barrett, Esq. has decades of experience representing victims of workplace discrimination, and he is prepared to put that experience to work for you. Give us a call today or contact us online so we can get started working on your case.