The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”) makes it illegal for employers to discriminate against employees because of age. An employer cannot fire you, demote you, deny you a position, or take other adverse actions against you because you are over 40 years old. It is also illegal for an employer to retaliate against you for asserting your right to be free from age discrimination in the workplace.
The LAW Firm’s attorneys have successfully represented employees in age discrimination cases involving many different industries. If you believe you have been discriminated against because of your age, please call (470) 823-4000.
Every federal statute that prohibits discrimination in the workplace has an anti-retaliation provision. As such, it is unlawful for an employee to be retaliated against for opposing perceived discrimination or participating in an EEOC investigation regarding such discrimination. In other words, if you believe you were discriminated against and you complained to your supervisor about such discrimination and then the employer took an adverse employment action against you because of that report, that retaliatory act is unlawful. The same is true for co-workers who report discrimination or otherwise provide information regarding discrimination on behalf of a fellow employee. If you successfully demonstrate that your employer unlawfully retaliated against you, you are entitled to lost wages, compensatory and punitive damages (that may be capped depending on the number of employees), and attorneys’ fees.