Age Discrimination Attorneys in Maryland
Exercise Your Right to Fair Treatment in the Workplace
Few people realize that age discrimination is one of the fastest-growing areas of employment discrimination. This is hardly surprising; as the workforce ages, employers frequently look for ways to shed expensive employees by replacing them with younger, lower-paid workers.
If you believe that a younger or less experienced person was hired or promoted before you or improperly replaced you, you may be a victim of age discrimination. At the Law Office of Andrew M. Dansicker, LLC, we can help you fight for justice and pursue a resolution to this matter.
Defining Age Discrimination
The simple fact that an older worker is terminated and replaced with a younger employee does not mean you have been subjected to age discrimination, but the surrounding facts and circumstances may demonstrate that your employer has acted illegally. Has your employer made any jokes or comments about your age or the age of the workforce? Do the younger workers get all the perks and promotions, while older ones are passed over? Are you held to a higher standard than the younger employees? If so, your company may be in violation of the law under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 was intended to protect workers over the age of 40 from being treated differently because of their age compared to younger employees. This applies in situations where a 25-year-old is favored over a 45-year-old, and where a 47-year-old is favored over a 70-year-old.
The ADEA also applies to many different types of workplace decisions, including
- Disciplinary actions
- Termination decisions
Thus, even a person who is denied a job can bring a claim under the ADEA.
The ADEA applies to employers who have 20 or more employees, but even companies with fewer than 20 employees may be subject to age discrimination claims under Maryland state law.
File Your Discrimination Claim with Our Help
If you are considering filing a claim for age discrimination with the EEOC or the Maryland Commission for Human Rights, you must file the complaint within 300 days of the alleged act of discrimination.
Our employment law attorneys have extensive experience determining the likelihood of success of potential age discrimination cases. We have litigated age discrimination cases at the state, federal, and administrative levels, and will be strong advocates on your behalf.
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