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Age Discrimination

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Wisdom comes with age. That’s why experienced workers are valued for their insights by many companies throughout West Virginia. These businesses know there’s no substitute for doing a job well for many years.

However, some companies don’t value the contributions of older workers. And in some cases, they discriminate against them or refuse to hire them on the basis of their age, even when they are clearly the most qualified person for the job.

2 out of 3 people over the age of 45 have seen or experienced age discrimination in the workplace. (Source: The American Association of Retired Persons)

If you are a victim of workplace discrimination on the basis of your age, you have rights. That’s why it’s important to talk to an attorney as soon as possible at Klie Law Offices about the legal options available to you.

Common claims

If you are over the age of 40 years old, you could be the victim of illegal age discrimination in the workplace. Common age discrimination complaints include:

  • Refusal to hire qualified candidate on the basis of their age.
  • Wrongful termination based on age, especially if older worker makes more money.
  • Refusal to train an older worker, potentially affecting eligibility for promotions or raises.
  • Failure to promote older worker.
  • Offensive comments at work about employee’s age.

What makes age discrimination cases so complicated is the person discriminating against an older worker often denies doing so. That’s why you need on your side to set the record straight.

Count on us

Our legal team can explain all the legal options available to you, from having us deal directly with your employer on your behalf to filing a complaint with the Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). We can also help you file a workplace discrimination lawsuit against your employer if you choose to do so.

Whatever approach you want to take, we can help guide your case through the legal system. We’re here for you when you need us most. Contact our law firm and schedule your free case evaluation right now.

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