CREWS LAW FIRM FIGHTS FOR EMPLOYEES DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BECAUSE OF AGE
The federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act and Chapter 21 of the Texas Labor Code prohibit discrimination based on age for employees and applicants age 40 years and older. Employers cannot take an adverse employment action (termination, demotion, failure to hire, ect.) against an individual age 40 or older based on his or her age. Age discrimination claims can be particularly compelling, because everyone regardless of their race or sex knows and loves people who are older (our parents) and everyone grows older. In our society, most people acknowledge that youth is highly valued and that as people get older, there may be stigmas and biases against them.
Crews Law Firm has represented numerous people who have been discriminated against because of their age. Excellent employees who have devoted their career to a company sometimes find themselves pushed out when a new, young manager becomes their supervisor. A previously highly ranked and respected employee may suddenly find that their performance is evaluated on different standards. Occasionally, an employer may make statements that suggest age bias, such as asking “when are you going to retire” or “we need fresh blood” or someone with “more energy.”
For more information on employment law and the types of evidence used in employment law cases, click here for an article written by Crews Law Firm Attorney Robert W. Schmidt published in the Texas Bar Journal.
For additional information on employment law, also visit the Workplace Fairness website at http://www.workplacefairness.org/.