Age Discrimination

Federal law protects older workers. They are frequently victims of unfair termination or other adverse employment actions. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) specifically prohibits discrimination against employees age 40 or over.

The ADEA applies to employers with 20 or more employees. If your company is smaller, contact our firm for information and to discuss your options. The ADEA is now read in conjunction with the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA). Older workers may be asked to waive rights, when a workforce must be downsized, but only with certain very specific conditions. For more information, contact an Indianapolis age discrimination attorney.

Older employees frequently have higher salaries after many years on the job. Letting them go saves a company more money than letting go a younger, lower paid, employee. Younger employees sometimes appear to have certain promise, ambition, or ability, whether this turns out to be true or not. They may be favored over more senior workers.

Older workers also have families and make more demands on benefits programs of employers. Despite their valuable experience and knowledge, employers are tempted to reduce expenses by encouraging older people to leave.

RESOLVING YOUR SITUATION

If you have been a victim of age discrimination, don't try to handle the situation on your own. Important legal deadlines and procedural requirements make it essential to contact an attorney sooner rather later. At Stephanie Jane Hahn, Attorney at Law, our firm has served employees for more than 20 years. Your company may be violating the law and not even know it. We will let you know. Often mediation can bring about a satisfactory solution. Otherwise litigation is an option for you.

We do more than just litigate your case — we can help you obtain both economic and non-economic goals, perhaps avoiding litigation altogether. To schedule a confidential consultation, complete the form provided below or call us 800-375-1548. Our office is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

With her experience on the Indiana State Bar Association's Employment and Labor Council, attorney Stephanie Jane Hahn has a thorough understanding of the changing legislation in employment law. She has held esteemed positions on the Executive Board of the Council for the last three years including Secretary, Treasurer and Chair Elect.