If you are over the age of forty then federal law protects you from being discriminated against by your employer on the basis of age. This may include outright discrimination in the form of termination as well as subtle harassment that is intended to create a hostile work environment. Our federal employment attorneys dedicate their practice to protecting federal employees from such discrimination. We assist U.S. Government workers with bringing age discrimination cases before the EEOC. We will represent you throughout the entire process. Contact our lawyers today to schedule an initial consultation. Our Atlanta based law firm represents victims throughout the United States.
Atlanta based attorneys assisting federal employees, who have been discriminated against on the basis of age, through the EEO complaint process
The Age Discrimination and Employment Act (ADEA) is the federal law which prohibits an employer from taking action against an employee on the basis of age. The ADEA protects those over the age of forty. Age-based discrimination may take on many forms. Examples include:
- Refusing to hire older employees
- Laying off older employees
- Failing to promote older employees who are qualified
- Refusing to give equal benefits to an employee over forty
- Giving undesirable work assignments to employees according to age
- Creating office policies that would blatantly affect, harm, or apply only to workers over forty
- Allowing harassment in the workplace to occur and create a hostile work environment
A federal employee filing an EEO complaint must be able to clearly articulate why they believe certain actions are the result of age discrimination. It is not enough to have lost your job while over the age of forty. You must be able to show, and prove, that your age was the reason for the mistreatment you suffered. Having an attorney to assist you with this process can make a major difference in the outcome of your case.
Our Atlanta based employment attorneys will listen to the facts of your situation and ask you additional questions before giving you an honest assessment of your case. We will help you understand what possible resolutions you may gain from the process. These solutions may include being restored to employment, financial compensation, better work assignments, additional job training, equal benefits, etc. Our lawyers will represent you during the required EEO mediation and, quite often, can assist in reaching a resolution without a formal complaint having to be filed. If a complaint is necessary then we will move quickly to do so and will bring all possible claims on your behalf. Contact our office today for a free consultation. In addition to representing clients throughout the United States, our Jonesboro office assists federal employees in the greater Atlanta Metro area including 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.
Attorneys providing full service representation throughout the United States in age-discrimination cases
Filing an EEO complaint is an intimidating process; it requires a federal employee to stand up against an agency backed by the U.S. government. The administrative process is tedious and requires strict attention to deadlines – even when the law is on your side. Our federal employment attorneys dedicate their practice to helping those, who have been discriminated against, navigate the complaint process successfully. We will ensure that your complaint is not dismissed due to missing a deadline or some other technicality. During your initial consultation we will determine the strength of your case and help you understand if you have a basis to file a complaint. If you are denied justice we are willing and able to file an appeal with the EEOC or help you file a civil suit in Federal District Court. While our office is based in the Atlanta Metro area, we take cases on behalf of federal employees throughout the United States and are able to handle most cases electronically. Contact our office today to set up a free case evaluation.