For many people, growing older is, in several ways, a good thing, as they are wiser and know more about their field of work than many of those who are just starting out. Unfortunately, there are times when those individuals are discriminated against simply because of their age, and if you believe this has happened to you, you should strongly consider speaking with an experienced Rhode Island age discrimination lawyer to learn more about how our legal team can help you file a discrimination claim. Contact Herman Law Group today so we can get started.
Age Discrimination Lawyer Serving Providence, Rhode Island
When someone is discriminated against in the workplace, they should understand that oftentimes, employers and their attorneys can make it very difficult for them to prove their claim. This is why if you are looking to file an age discrimination claim, you should first hire an experienced Providence, Rhode Island employment discrimination lawyer who can work to obtain all of the evidence needed to prove your claim. Our legal team is ready to assist you through every step of the legal process ahead.
Your Right to File an Age Discrimination Claim Under Federal Law
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 is a federal law that makes it illegal for employers to discriminate against their employees, or prospective employees, solely on the basis of their age. You should understand that as long as you are above the age of 40, work for a private company that has more than 20 employees, and can prove you’ve been unfairly treated because of your age, there is a very good chance that you will have a valid claim. You should also understand that employees in Rhode Island over the age of 40 are also protected under the Rhode Island Fair Employment Practices Act. Some examples of age discrimination in the workplace are as follows:
- An employer firing an employee solely because of their age
- An employer favoring younger employees because of their age, and not on merit
- An employer demoting an employee solely because of their age
- An employer refusing to hire a prospective employee because of his or her age
- An employer retaliating against someone who filed an age discrimination charge
- In many cases, even including age preferences in a job posting can be considered discriminatory
Time Limits on Age Discrimination Claims
Once you and your Rhode Island age discrimination lawyer determine that you have a valid age discrimination claim, you will then have to ensure you file your claim within the allotted timeframe. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission only gives individuals 180 days from the date the act of discrimination occurred to file their claim. If you wait any longer than 180 days, you will most likely be denied your right to file a claim. Our legal team is ready to help you today.
Contact an Age Discrimination Lawyer
We understand how frustrating and disrespectful it can be for an employer to discriminate against you solely because of your age, which is why we are ready to do everything in our power to help ensure that justice is achieved. Contact Herman Law Group today to schedule your initial consultation with our experienced and compassionate legal team.