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
Certain laws protect people from these and other types of discriminatory acts. In Texas, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 and the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act both protect individuals over the age of 40 from being treated unfairly because of age.
Proving Age Discrimination
Age discrimination is not always straightforward, and courts look at many factors to determine whether it may have been a factor in an employment decision. Evidence of age bias reflected in comments, age-based slurs or even corporate press releases indicating the need for a “younger” or “more vibrant” workforce can all be taken into account. More subtle factors also come into play, such as differences in job qualifications or credentials, the relative ages of the decision-makers and the employer’s articulated reason for the decision.
How I Can Help
When you contact the Law Offices of Kell A. Simon, you can be assured that I will analyze your situation carefully to determine 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 skilled lawyer who can stand up to employers of all sizes.