Columbus Age Discrimination Lawyer – ADEA Attorney
Employers cannot discriminate against employees who are over the age of 40 due to their age. Both federal and Ohio law prohibit such discriminatory employment practices. Under federal law, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”) prohibits companies with at least 20 employees from taking adverse actions against employees over 40 because of their age. Ohio law likewise prohibits discrimination against employees who are 40 and older due to their age, but the state anti-discrimination laws apply to employers and companies with only 4 or more employees.
To establish that an employer has violated the ADEA, an employee must show not only that his age was a factor in the discriminatory action, but that his employer took the adverse action because the employee is over 40 years of age. Additionally, employers may also violate the ADEA by taking retaliatory action against employees who raise concerns about their employers’ disparate treatment of older employees and who choose to file or participate in proceedings or investigations related to such practices.
If you believe you may have an age discrimination claim or that your employer may have violated its obligations under the ADEA or Ohio law, contact an age discrimination Attorney at Contreras Law today to discuss your legal rights. You may have a valid age discrimination claim and speaking with an Ohio ADEA attorney will ensure you know your rights.