Age (Over 40) Discrimination
Are you over 40 and believe your employer terminated you or treated you unfairly on account of your age?
Call today for a free consultation -- the Law Office of Jeffrey J. Kmoch may be able to help.
Age discrimination is a real problem. According to the AARP, "Two out of three workers between ages 45 and 74 say they have seen or experienced age discrimination at work," and older job seekers identify age discrimination as a major obstacle to getting hired. Age bias in the workplace must be eliminated.
The federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA) both prohibit employment discrimination against individuals because they are 40 years of age or older. In broad terms, employers cannot use your age as grounds for altering the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment or for adverse employment actions such as termination, harassment, creating a hostile work environment, failure to hire, failure to promote, segregation away from customers because of actual or feared customer preference, or compensation discrimination.
These statutes also prohibit retaliation against an individual for opposing discriminatory employment practices or for filing a discrimination charge, testifying, or participating in any way in an investigation, proceeding, or litigation under the statutes.
Attorney Jeffrey Kmoch has extensive experience litigating and counseling on matters involving age discrimination. If you are over 40 years of age and believe you have been terminated or mistreated by your employer in connection with your age, call today for a free consultation.
Statutes of limitations and deadlines to file administrative agency charges apply to employment discrimination claims, so time may be of the essence.