In 1967, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) was enacted to protect workers 40 years and older from discrimination and harassment in the workplace. In California and throughout the nation, the law still is an important tool.
Does the ADEA protect older workers from discrimination during interviews?
Age discrimination is not limited to the workplace. It also happens during the interview process. Many older applicants might not be aware of age discrimination, especially if there are other factors to consider, such as race, gender, creed, or religion.
The ADEA spells out what is prohibited during hiring and employment practices. If you believe you may have been discriminated against based on your age during a job interview or at your workplace, you can file an ADEA complaint.
Discussing workplace discrimination with an experienced lawyer is a wise decision. It’s not easy to win these types of claims on your own. A lawyer who knows the ADEA well and has successfully won damages for clients will be a strong advocate whom you can trust.
Will I be blackballed if I file a workplace discrimination claim?
You don’t have to fear any actions from your employer with a tough lawyer fighting hard for you. Age discrimination is against the law so you are protected. Your lawyer will help you gather evidence, take notes with dates, times, and locations, and be prepared to stand by your side in court. You don’t have to grin and bear the harassment, humiliation, or threats. The law is on your side, and your attorney will fight for your rights.
The ADEA protects aging workers today the same as in 1967
Filing an age discrimination claim on your own can be daunting because employers also have lawyers. Having an experienced strategizing litigator on your side that you can count on will let you know that you are not alone. Today’s legal system is different.