The Texas age discrimination lawyers at Rob Wiley, P.C. represent employees and groups of employees that have been discriminated against because of their age. Our firm has age discrimination lawyers in Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio who fight common forms of age discrimination:
- Employers who mistakenly believe that you can't teach an old dog new tricks, that older workers are slower, that older workers are less innovating, and that older workers make more mistakes, etc;
- Employers who seek to remove older workers from their roles and replace them with younger, less experienced, and cheaper workers; and
- Employers who violate technical rules, such as failing to provide age data to employees during a reduction in force.
If you believe you have been discriminated against because of your age, please submit your case for review to our Texas age discrimination lawyers.
Our Employment Lawyers Fight Against Age Discrimination
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (“ADEA”) and Texas state laws protect individuals aged 40 or older from employment discrimination because of their age. Most public and private employers are prohibited from committing age discrimination.
Age discrimination takes many forms, including discrimination in hiring, firing, promotion, layoff, compensation, benefits, job assignments, apprenticeship or training programs, and any other term or condition of employment. Our Texas age discrimination lawyers are trained to uncover unlawful discriminatory practices.
- Age related remarks, such as being nicknamed “the old man,” statements like “we need fresh blood,” or comments like “our strength is our young, dynamic workforce;”
- A layoff that mostly effects older workers;
- A severance regarding a layoff that fails to list the positions considered for the layoff, the ages of those selected, and the ages of those retained;
- An apprenticeship, training, or other program that contains age limitations;
- A job notice or advertisement with an age limit;
- Being asked your age on a job application or in the hiring process;
- Benefit programs that provide greater benefits to younger workers or exclude older workers.
Our Texas age discrimination lawyers fight against employers who practice age discrimination. Layoffs are a particularly tricky issue because older workers have a number of rights under a law called the Older Worker Benefit Protection Act (“OWBPA”). This law requires employees over 40 years of age to have 45 days to consider severance agreements and 7 days to revoke their severances after signing if they change their minds. An employer is required to furnish information such as the ages of the employees retained and of those employees that were laid off. An employer who violates the OWBPA may be sued for age discrimination. Plus, the employee is allowed to keep the settlement funds. Contact our employment lawyers in Dallas, Austin, or San Antonio for assistance with a OWBPA related claim.
An employer may not retaliate against an employee for opposing age discrimination or for filing an age discrimination EEOC charge, testifying, or participating in any way in an investigation, proceeding, or for bringing an age discrimination suit under the ADEA.
Contact Our Employment Attorneys Immediately
Importantly, an employee suffering from age discrimination has a limited time to take action. Federal workers must generally make a complaint with the EEO of their agency within 45 days. Private sector and other government workers generally have between 180 and 300 days to make a complaint to the EEOC and/or their State Fair Employment Practices Agency. Because of these short deadlines, you should contact the employment lawyers in our Dallas, Austin, or San Antonio offices immediately if you believe you have a claim of age discrimination in employment. It is important to know your employee rights. Employment law is all we do, and we fight hard for employee justice.