Dallas Age Discrimination Lawyers
Age Discrimination in the WorkplaceAge discrimination in the workplace can occur in various ways. For example, age discrimination can exist in the following ways:
- An employer who systematically targets and terminates its older employees;
- Expressing a desire to bring in "fresh blood;"
- Advising older employers that it will be harder for them to adapt or to make changes;
- Job postings with an age cutoff;
- Having your age considered while interviewing for a position
- Being denied a promotion while a younger, much less qualified candidate is hired
- Layoffs that affect older employees but not younger employees
Both the Age Discrimination in Employment Act ("ADEA") and Texas state law prohibits employers from discriminating against employees who are 40 or older. Also, the Older Workers Benefits Protection Act ("OWBPA") provides some additional protections for older workers experiencing layoffs. The OWBPA requires that employers give older workers 45 days to consider any severance agreement. Additionally, the OWBPA gives older workers 7 days to revoke their severance after signing it.
These laws can be complicated and have short deadlines. Contact our Dallas age discrimination attorneys if you have experienced any of the above treatment.