Age Discrimination

Age Discrimination Lawyer - Orlando, Jacksonville, All Florida

Though employment discrimination based on age is illegal, older people statistically have more difficulty in finding work than younger people, and discrimination against employed older people still commonly occurs. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”) prohibits employers with more than 20 employees from giving differential treatment to younger workers over workers 40 years. If you believe you have lost your job, lost a promotion opportunity at work or believe you have suffered from a hostile work environment due to your age, it's important that you investigate your legal rights and call an Orlando discrimination lawyer and Jacksonville discrimination lawyer.

It is unlawful for an employer, employment agency or Labor Union to discriminate in employment against anyone because of his or her age. This includes refusing to hire an individual or firing an employee. It also includes an individual`s compensation, terms, conditions or privileges of employment and all employee benefits.

The ADEA applies only to persons who are over 40. There is no upper age limit. The ADEA applies to employment practices in both the private and the public sector, including employment agencies and Labor Unions. Using age is not unlawful where age is a bona fide occupational qualification reasonably necessary to the normal operation of the job. Also, state and local governments may use age as a basis for hiring and retiring law enforcement officers, prison guards and firefighters.

Under the Federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (29 U.S.C. 621 to 634), a worker over the age of 40 is protected against discrimination for age reasons, including being forced to retire. The Act is enforced by the EEOC. The employee must have been performing their job in a way that met their employer’s expectations up until the point of alleged discrimination.

Complaints of age discrimination must be sent to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) within 180 days of the occurrence of the discriminatory act, unless the alleged misconduct occurred in a state that has an age anti-discrimination agency. If so, charges should be filed within 300 days of the alleged unlawful practice or within 30 days after receipt of notice that the state proceedings have been terminated; whichever is earlier. Any individual civil action may be filed 60 days after a charge has been filed with EEOC or state deferral agency. There is a statute of limitation on lawsuits of 2 years. Three years for willful violations.

By pursuing compensation and a fair outcome under age discrimination laws, Christopher A. Pace, P.A. can protect your rights and dignity while aggressively pursuing the compensation you need and deserve following workplace age discrimination.

Let an Experienced Orlando Age Discrimination Lawyer and Jacksonville Age Discrimination Lawyer Handle Your Age Discrimination Case

To schedule an appointment with an experienced Orlando age discrimination lawyer and Jacksonville discrimination lawyer, please call (407) 872-0600 or email your legal issue. Located in Orlando, Florida, Christopher A. Pace serves all of Florida, North Florida, and Central Florida, including Winter Park, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, Lake Mary, Kissimmee, Windermere, Oviedo, Winter Springs, and Winter Garden, as well as Orange County, Brevard County, Osceola County, Citrus County, Lake County, Volusia County and Seminole County, Florida.