When you look at your performance review documents, there is no field to enter your age. This is for a number of reasons. First of all, if you can meet the requirements of your position and succeed in your given role, your age doesn't matter. Second of all, it is illegal to discriminate against an employee due to his or her age.
Unfortunately, despite the presence of Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), age discrimination is on the rise as Ohio's population gets older. Younger workers tend to be cheaper when it comes to salary and benefits, and employers see dumping older workers as a golden — or green — opportunity.
They Are Wrong. And Our Lawyers Will Fight To Make Sure Of It.
If you have been discriminated against due to your age, we will fight to hold your employer accountable. Being up front with you, these cases are not easy. Employers will point to every factor under the sun as they argue against accusations of age discrimination. You can rely on us to build a strong case based on the evidence and put our negotiation and litigation skills to good use on your behalf.
What Does The ADEA Say About The Situation?
When it comes to age discrimination, the law is simple. The ADEA makes it illegal for an employer to make job-related decisions based on an employee's age. This includes promotions, layoffs and terminations.
Do You Have A Case?
If you think you may have a case for age-based workplace discrimination, it will cost you nothing to find out whether we can help you. Contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced Cleveland employment law attorney.