Age Discrimination Lawyer in Atlanta, GA
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibits discrimination against workers over the age of 40. The ADEA also includes certain provisions designed to protect older employees when they are terminated.
The Older Workers Benefit Protection Act requires employers who conduct a layoff to inform older workers of the ages of similarly situated employees. It also requires that, when offering a severance payment, an employer must allow covered employees 21 days to review the agreement and an additional 7 days to revoke their acceptance.
Age discrimination in the workplace can be a very challenging area of the law as an employer may terminate and/or lay off an older employer for economic reasons. Since many older employees make more money than their younger counterparts, it is often difficult to tell which is the motivating factor-age or money.
If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination based on your age, you must file a charge of discrimination with the EEOC within 180 days of the last day of discrimination. For more information on filing a charge of discrimination with the EEOC, click click here.
Worth Jarrell has represented several individuals who faced age discrimination in the workplace both during their employment or after they faced a wrongful termination.