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By Louise Herman

There is nothing worse than being discriminated against for any feature or characteristic that you can’t change. Though we’d like to think that as a society, we’ve moved on from this type of behavior, unfortunately, this is simply not true. If you were recently discriminated against due to your age, our legal team is here to help. Please continue reading and reach out to a seasoned Providence, Rhode Island age discrimination lawyer from Herman Law Group to learn more about age discrimination in the workplace and how we can help if you’ve been made a victim of it. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are some of the most common examples of age discrimination in the workplace?

There is a wide range of ways in which an employer may discriminate against an employee due to their age. Just some of the most common examples of workplace age discrimination are as follows:

  • Being fired or demoted due to your age
  • An employer showing favoritism to younger employees solely because of their age, such as by choosing them for promotions over you
  • Including age preferences in job postings
  • Refusing to hire you because of your age
  • Retaliating against an employee for filing an age discrimination claim

Do I have legal recourse?

If you believe you’ve been made a victim of discrimination due to your age in the workplace, you should know that legal recourse is likely available. As an employee over the age of 40, you are protected from discrimination both under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (as long as you’re an employee of a private company with at least 20 employees) and the Rhode Island Fair Employment Practices Act. As long as we can prove that you were discriminated against, you should have a valid claim against your employer.

How long do I have to file a discrimination claim?

If we determine you have a valid age discrimination claim, we will file your claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission within 180 days of the date the discrimination occurred. Rather obviously, these claims are extremely time-sensitive, so it’s incredibly important that you retain the services of a seasoned Providence County, Rhode Island employment lawyer as soon as you can. Our firm is here to help you today. All you need to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.


If you need help with an employment law matter in the Providence County, Rhode Island area, you can count on Herman Law Group to represent your best interests. To discuss your matter, please contact our firm today.

About the Author
At Herman Law Group, our focus is on safeguarding the rights and careers of employees and businesses alike. With over 35 years of successful legal practice, Louise A. Herman brings an invaluable dual perspective from representing both employees and employers. This unique insight allows us to effectively achieve successful outcomes for our clients in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and nationwide.