If you have been discriminated against during any part of the employment process because of your age (40 or older), you may be able to bring a claim against your employer. Federal and state laws prohibit employment discrimination based on an employee's age, but you will likely need a lawyer to help you prove your case.
Speak with an employment law attorney at Miller Cohen, PLC. We represent people who have been victims of all types of employment discrimination in Michigan. We have experience with a wide range of industries and occupations. To schedule a free consultation with a Detroit age discrimination attorney, please call 313-566-4787 or 800-221-6021.
Report Discrimination To Your Employer And Then Speak With Us
Age discrimination is prohibited by the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 and Michigan's Elliot Larson Civil Rights Act. Under the ADEA employees 40 and older, and under Elliot Larson employees of all ages, are protected from unfair personnel practices based on their age, including hiring, firing, compensation, training and promotion. Discriminatory actions taken by employers can include:
- Replacing older employees with younger, inexperienced employees with lower salaries
- Turning older employees down for promotions or raises
- Refusing job training and development to older employees
- Forcing older employees to take early retirement
- Terminating older employees because the company wants a youthful image
Additionally, if you experience continual harassment based on your age that is bad enough to prevent you from doing your job, it may be considered a hostile work environment.
We can advise you throughout your employer's reporting policy. It can be beneficial to have an attorney represent you at hearings with your employer and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), if your case proceeds to that stage. We can also pursue the matter in federal court if the case progresses that far.
Contact An Oakland And Macomb County Employee Rights Lawyer
For a free consultation, please call 313-566-4787, 800-221-6021 or contact us online.