Age discrimination occurs when a worker over the age of forty is harassed, passed up for a promotion, or passed over for a job they are qualified to do, because of their age. Most Georgia employees are covered by both the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and the Georgia Age Discrimination laws. Not all employers, however, are required to follow these mandates. If you are an employee for either a state or federal agency, or a private company in the Atlanta metro area, our employment law attorneys will work to protect you from age discrimination. Contact our lawyers today for an initial consultation.
Atlanta lawyers advocating for workers who have been discriminated on account of their age
It can be confusing as to whether or not one has legal protection when they have faced age discrimination from a private employer. Federal law protects any employee over the age of forty who works for a company with twenty or more workers. Georgia state law protects all private employees between the ages of forty and seventy. Our attorneys assist employers who have experienced age discrimination in the workplace. Examples of cases we handle include:
- A qualified employee who believes they have not been hired due to age
- An employee who has been terminated from their position due to their age
- An employee who believes that an office policy has been passed that blatantly discriminates against older employees
- An employee who believes they have been passed over for job promotions due to their age
Our employment attorneys will listen to the facts of your case, ask questions regarding the details of your employer and assist in filing a complaint with the appropriate agency. In many instances our attorneys can assist in finding a suitable resolution through mediation, but if this is not possible we are available to help make a formal complaint with the EEOC. If the EEOC dismisses the complaint, we are willing to exhaust all avenues, including filing a lawsuit in Federal Court if appropriate.
Contact our lawyers today for an initial consultation. We assist clients in the greater Atlanta Metro area including Jonesboro, Macon, Savannah, Athens, Kennesaw, Marietta, Decatur, Dunwoody, Stone Mountain, Tucker, Alpharetta, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Norcross, Gainesville, as well as the counties of Bibb, Chatham, Clarke, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Richmond.
Employment attorneys fighting for workers’ rights in the Atlanta metro area
It can be difficult to prove and even more difficult to know where to turn when discrimination occurs in the workplace. The employment attorneys at Obiorah Fields, LLC are available to answer questions and represent workers throughout the discrimination complaint process, whether it is in the initial stages of filing a complaint or filing a federal lawsuit in District Court. We have dedicated our practice to fighting for workers’ rights and ensure that all documentation is filed correctly and that all deadlines are met. If you have faced discrimination in the workplace, you only have a limited amount of time to file a complaint. Contact our office today for a case evaluation.