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Austin Lawyer Pursuing Age Discrimination Claims

What Is Age Discrimination?

Age discrimination usually happens covertly within an organization. It occurs when an employer denies someone over the age of 40 a job or a promotion because of his or her age. Discrimination may also occur in cases of:

  • Benefit allotment
  • Layoffs
  • Firing
  • Compensation

Certain laws protect people from these and other types of discriminatory acts. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 protects people from being treated unfairly because of age. The Texas Commission on Human Rights Law is another order that protects the rights of older individuals.

Proving Age Discrimination

Age discrimination is not always straightforward. For example, if a company hires a 23-year-old applicant with fewer qualifications than a 45-year-old applicant, the reason for the selection may be age discrimination. However, if both applicants have the same credentials, then proving discrimination will be difficult.

How Can I Help

When you contact us, you can arrange time to speak directly with Kell Simon. As an experienced age discrimination lawyer serving clients in Austin and throughout Texas, he is able to carefully analyze your situation and you will know how strong your potential case may be.

If you have a valid claim, I will work tirelessly to build a powerful case and prove that your employer discriminated against you. Whether your case settles or goes all the way to trial, you will always be able to trust that it is in the hands of a lawyer who is certified as a labor and employment law specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Contact The Law Offices Of Kell A. Simon

Call 512-898-9019 or complete our online form to set up a free attorney consultation.