Age Discrimination

[Age Discrimination]In 1967, Congress passed the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”), which protects individuals 40 and older from discrimination based on their age. The ADEA makes illegal to discriminate against an employee or a job applicant based on their age, whether it be by denying someone promotion, compensation, benefits or job assignments or terminating someone due to his or her age. As the baby boomer generation gets older, age discrimination is on the rise and our Atlanta age discrimination attorney team can help you to get compensation for you if you have been treated differently from your co-workers or other job applicants because of your age.

In 1975, Congress passed the Age Discrimination Act, which differs from the ADEA in that it prohibits discrimination based on age in programs and activities receiving federal funding assistance. Our Atlanta age discrimination attorney team is also skilled in dealing with discrimination in such programs and activities, and you should contact us so he can assess your potential claim.

Age discrimination can happen in any company, though it is typically more common in smaller companies, where management will insist it is time to bring in new blood, fresh minds, or lesser paid employees. Do not let yourself be laid off or terminated by this tactic; it is against the law to discriminate against you based on your age and you can receive compensation for such an act. Atlanta age discrimination attorney Brandon Hornsby will not let a company take some of the best years of your life and then attempt to push you out before they have to pay more of your benefits or retirement.