Unfortunately, age discrimination is a major issue in many workplaces. If you believe you are a victim of age discrimination, you may have a case against your employer. Read on to learn more about age discrimination in the Georgia workplace.
Are employees protected from age discrimination in Georgia?
In 1967, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act was made official, providing employees with rights regarding discrimination in the workplace due to their age. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act states that employees are protected from discrimination due to their age who are over the age of 40 who work for the federal, state, or local government, labor organizations, or employment agencies, and employees who are over the age of 40 and work for private employees with at least 20 employees.
What constitutes age discrimination?
Agre discrimination can look like:
- Employers use an employee’s age as a reason to fire them
- Employers ask pre-employment questions regarding a potential employee’s age.
- Employers include certain age specifications in job postings or applications
- Employers openly favor younger workers over older ones
- Employers harass certain employees due to their age
- Employers retaliate against an employee after the employee filed an age discrimination charge against them
What is the statute of limitations in Georgia?
If you believe you are the victim of age discrimination in Georgia, you will have to act fact. You will have to take legal action through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. It is important to understand that when taking legal action for age discrimination, you will only have 180 days after the date the act of discrimination occurred to file your claim. If you are a federal employee, you will only have 45 days from the date of the incident to bring attention to your claim by contacting an Equal Employment Opportunity counselor.
We fight on behalf of those who face discrimination. If you believe you are a victim of age discrimination in your Georgia workplace, our firm is here to advocate for you. Reach out today to discuss your case with an experienced and dedicated employment law attorney.
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