Age discrimination can be insulting and demeaning to older, experienced workers with much to contribute to the workforce. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protects people who are 40 years of age and older from age discrimination. In Minnesota, state laws protect employees who are 18 years of age or older from age discrimination. Examples of age discrimination can include:
- Advertising age limits or preferences for younger applicants in job openings
- Refusal to hire or employ
- Demotion or reduction in grade or position
- Changes in work projects or assignments
- Firing or layoffs
- Training, benefits, or other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment
The ADEA also makes it illegal to retaliate against an employee for reporting age discrimination or pursuing legal action related to age discrimination.
If you or a loved one has experienced age discrimination, find out how the experienced attorneys at Johnson Becker, PLLC can help you. We provide a free consultation and there are no fees until we obtain a settlement or verdict. Call us at 1-800-279-6386 or fill out the case review form here on our website for a free consultation.