Our Law Firm Helps Age Discrimination Victims
An experienced discrimination attorney will fight for you
Did you know that if you are over 40 years old, you are a member of a protected class? That means, if you are terminated or demoted because of your age, you might have a claim for age discrimination.
Most times, employers do not fire the 41-year old because of his or her age, but that is not always the case with the aging baby-boomer population, which is the second largest population in the United States. If you have experienced age discrimination in the workplace, contact Nilges Draher LLC to speak with an experienced age discrimination attorney. We can help.
What is age discrimination?
There are state and federal employment laws that protect older workers. The federal law is the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). Ohio has a law that similarly protects the rights of older workers (over 40 years old).
Age discrimination can take many forms. Some include:
- Not being hired because you're over 40 years old.
- Being fired because you're over 40 years old.
- Not being promoted because you're over 40.
- Not being given the same opportunities as employees who are substantially younger than you
These are just some examples. There are many others. If you believe that you have been discriminated against because of your age, contact us. We can help.
We can help you
Race and gender discrimination cases definitely catch the media's attention. But age discrimination is just as illegal, and can be just as prevalent. You worked hard all of your life. Your employer is not allowed to fire you, or take any other adverse employment action against you, because of your age.
Chances are your employer has hired expensive lawyers to defend its interests. They are not concerned with your interests or protecting your rights. But we are.
If your employer discriminates against you because of your age, we can help. We have extensive experience representing victims of age discrimination in Ohio state and federal courts. We know how to build a strong discrimination case. We know what evidence to request and how to ask the right questions.
Remember that anti-discrimination laws have strict deadlines, called statute of limitations, which means you only have a limited amount of time to file your claim. For example, age discrimination claims under Ohio state law must be brought within 180 days, and the federal anti-discrimination laws have a 300-day deadline. In addition, the passage of time can weaken your case as evidence disappears. That's why you need to take action right away.
Contact us today for your free case evaluation with one of our experienced discrimination attorneys. That attorney will answer all of your questions and explain the discrimination laws that apply to your circumstances. Our discussion is completely confidential with no obligation - just honest answers about your legal rights and options.