Miami Age Discrimination Lawyers
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The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) protects individuals who are 40 years of age or older from employment discrimination based on age. The ADEA's protections apply to both employees and job applicants.
Under the ADEA, it is unlawful to discriminate against a person because of his or her age with respect to any privilege of employment. This includes:
- Job assignments
Also, the ADEA prohibits retaliation against an individual for opposing employment practices that discriminate based on age. This includes issues such as filing an age discrimination charge, testifying about age discrimination, or participating in an ADEA proceeding.
What Is the ADEA?
The ADEA applies to employers with 20 or more employees, including state and local government, agencies, and labor organizations. The ADEA generally makes it unlawful to include age preferences in job notices or advertisements.
The ADEA does not specifically prohibit an employer from asking an applicant's age or date of birth. However, these requests for age information will be closely scrutinized to make sure that the inquiry was made for a lawful purpose, rather than for a purpose prohibited by the ADEA.
Are you facing an age discrimination case? Do not hesitate to contact Remer, Georges-Pierre & Hoogerwoerd, PLLC at 305.416.5000 for more information. We offer new clients a consultation to help you get started.
Understanding the Impact of Age Discrimination
Age discrimination in the workplace can have significant consequences for individuals and their careers. At Remer, Georges-Pierre & Hoogerwoerd, PLLC, our experienced Miami employment law attorneys are dedicated to fighting against age discrimination and protecting the rights of our clients.
Age discrimination can manifest in various ways, such as:
- Being passed over for promotions or job opportunities due to age
- Experiencing unfair treatment or harassment based on age
- Being subjected to age-related stereotypes or biases
It is important to understand that age discrimination is not only unjust, but it is also illegal under the ADEA. If you believe you have been a victim of age discrimination, it is crucial to take action. Our dedicated team of Miami age discrimination lawyers works tirelessly to investigate these cases, gather evidence, and fight for our clients' rights. We are committed to holding employers accountable for their discriminatory actions and seeking the justice workers like you deserve.
Miami Age Discrimination FAQ
What types of employment decisions does the ADEA protect against?
Under the ADEA, it is unlawful to discriminate against a person because of his or her age with respect to any privilege of employment. This includes hiring, firing, promotion, layoffs, compensation, benefits, job assignments, and training.
Who is covered by the ADEA?
The ADEA applies to employers with 20 or more employees, including state and local government agencies and labor organizations.
Does the ADEA prohibit employers from asking an applicant's age?
The ADEA does not specifically prohibit an employer from asking an applicant's age or date of birth. However, these requests for age information will be closely scrutinized to make sure that the inquiry was made for a lawful purpose rather than for a purpose prohibited by the ADEA.
Are there any legal remedies available if I am discriminated against due to my age?
Employees may seek damages such as back pay, reinstatement, or other equitable relief through either filing a complaint with EEOC within 180 days after receiving notice from EEOC that it dismissed its charge or filing their own lawsuit within 90 days after receiving notice that EEOC dismissed its charge.
Fighting Age Discrimination in the Workplace
At Remer, Georges-Pierre & Hoogerwoerd, PLLC, our experienced Miami employment law attorneys are dedicated to protecting your rights against age discrimination in the workplace. Age discrimination occurs when an employee or job applicant is treated less favorably because of their age, whether they are young or old.
Our team of legal experts understands the complexities of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and can provide you with the guidance and representation you need to navigate through the legal process. We have a proven track record of success in helping clients fight against age discrimination and obtain the justice they deserve.
When you choose us to handle your age discrimination case, you can expect:
- Personalized attention and support throughout the entire legal process
- Thorough evaluation of your case to determine the best course of action
- Aggressive representation to protect your rights and pursue a favorable outcome
- Extensive knowledge of employment laws and regulations
- Transparent communication and regular updates on the progress of your case
Don't let age discrimination go unchecked. Your rights are our priority, and we are here to fight for you. Schedule a consultation with a Miami age discrimination attorney today to discuss your case and explore your legal options.