Righting Wrongs When Your Employer Has Discriminated According To Age
Age discrimination is against the law, but it remains a reality at many jobs. If you believe you have lost opportunities at work or have been subjected to harassment because of your age, you may have been a target of age discrimination. Employees in many places have been reporting that ageism in the workplace is a growing problem.
Cross Law Firm, S.C., based in Milwaukee, provides counsel and representation to employees in Wisconsin, Illinois and nationwide who believe they have been subjected to age discrimination or age-related harassment on the job. The firm has set precedents in whistleblower lawsuits and other areas of employment law in the state.
To request an evaluation of a potential age discrimination case, schedule a consultation with our attorneys and discuss your legal options.
Both Federal And State Laws Protect Employees From Age Discrimination
The relevant federal and state laws against age discrimination at work are the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act (WFEA), which offer similar protections for workers age 40 and above.
According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal law prohibits discrimination against 40-year-old and older workers in terms of “hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, benefits, and any other term or condition of employment.”
The WFEA likewise prohibits discrimination against workers who are 40 or older in “discharge, job assignments, leave or benefits, licensing, retirement benefits, hiring, pay, promotion, training, and other employment actions,” per Wisconsin’s Department of Workforce Development. Other states have similar laws in place.
Federal and state laws against age discrimination in the workplace also forbid retaliation against workers who take a stand in support of their rights. For the best self-protection, employees who are even thinking of addressing age discrimination on the job should consult with a lawyer before asking questions at work or filing any type of report or claim.
For The Legal Advice That You Need, Follow Experience
With more than 40 years’ experience serving clients in Wisconsin and throughout the United States, Cross Law Firm, S.C., is a valuable resource for workers who have been impacted by any type of illegal discrimination, including age discrimination. We are known as tough, knowledgeable and sophisticated advocates for employees who have been treated wrongly.
For personalized counsel and a no-obligation case review, call or complete our simple online intake form. You can expect a prompt response and a timely appointment with our employment law attorney.