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Identifying Age Discrimination In The Workplace (And What You Can Do About It)
November 13, 2020

Age DescriminationAre you feeling like you are being discriminated against in your place of work but are not sure if what you are experiencing is actually age discrimination?

You aren’t alone.

Here are a few things you should know and do.

What is Age Discrimination?

Age discrimination in the workplace can come in many forms: Negative comments from coworkers. Getting passed over for advancement opportunities or special projects. Being let go.

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) is a law set in place that forbids this type of discrimination in the workplace.

However, in real-life situations, it can be hard to clearly identify whether age discrimination has occurred.

How Does Age Discrimination Look In The Workplace?

Here are a few examples of age discrimination:

    • A co-worker making continuous remarks about your age
    • Not being considered for promotions, raises, or special projects
    • A younger employee continuously given projects that are within your job’s scope
    • Learning opportunities favor younger employees
    • You are reassigned to unpleasant duties
    • You stop receiving raises

What To Do If You Suspect Age Discrimination

If you feel like you are being discriminated against based on age, you may be asking what you can do. Here are a few steps to take that will help you build a case.

1. Document Everything

Document any time you believe are being discriminated against. This documentation will help you if you need to talk to your employer or a lawyer about discrimination.

2. Hiring a lawyer

If you believe that you have been discriminated against, it may be a good idea to consult with an experienced employment law attorney.

The attorneys of the Law Office of Richard S. Cornfeld, a firm based in St. Louis, are experienced in helping those who have been discriminated against.

Please feel free to contact us today.

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