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Age Discrimination Lawyer in Tyler

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If you are an employee facing age discrimination in the workplace, turn to the Hommel Law Firm for qualified legal representation. As a Tyler age discrimination attorney, I have more than 30 years of experience protecting the rights of workers.

Call (903) 412-3788 or contact us online to schedule a case evaluation. I can help you determine the right way to proceed with your case.

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What Is Considered Age Discrimination at Work?

Some employers mistreat employees or job applicants on the basis of their age. This is often due to their belief that older employees are not as productive as younger workers or have relevant skills for the modern workforce. However, this is an egregious assault against the value that these workers have due to their significant work experience.

According to the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, it is illegal for an employer to:

  • Refuse to hire an individual because of his or her age
  • Discharge an employee because of their age
  • Reduce the wage rate of a worker due to a person’s age
  • Discriminate against any person with respect to their conditions, terms, compensation, or privileges of employment because of their age
  • Classify, segregate, or limit employees in any way that deprives them of employment opportunities or otherwise negatively impacts their status as employees
  • Create a job listing that specifies candidates must be a certain age to apply
  • Requesting that an applicant reveal his or her age during the hiring process

The Employment Act only applies to workers who are a minimum of 40 years of age and work for a company that has at least 20 employees. Additionally, the Act also offers no provisions for “reverse” discrimination – younger employees who are discriminated by employers because of their youthfulness.

The Texas Labor Code & Age Discrimination

In addition to the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Texas workers who are at least 40 years old are also protected by Chapter 21 of the Texas Labor Code. This Code applies to all employers with a minimum of 15 employees.

According to the Texas Labor Code, employers must not:

  • Discriminate in any way against an older employee
  • Retaliate against an employee who opposed an act of age discrimination
  • Assist anyone in the commissioning of age discrimination

Compensation for Age Discrimination Victims

If you have been subjected to age discrimination in the workplace, you may be entitled to recover several forms of compensation, including:

  • Lost wages
  • Compensatory damages
  • Punitive damages
  • Attorney fees
Have You Faced Unfair Treatment in the Workplace?

If you believe that you have a case against your employer, fill out the employment questionnaire to begin processing your case today.

Proving Age Discrimination Took Place

Establishing that age discrimination occurred, whether under the Texas Labor Code or the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, can be extremely challenging. For this reason, it is critical to work with a seasoned employment lawyer from the Hommel Law Firm. After thoroughly evaluating your case, I can help you determine the most strategic approach to demonstrating that you are a victim of age discrimination.

Are you seeking a remedy for age discrimination in Tyler? Contact an employment law attorney at (903) 412-3788 now for experienced legal counsel.

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