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Protecting Workers From Age Discrimination

As a worker gets older, employers may have a problem with their employee’s age, but they are not allowed to discriminate against an employee because of it. Colleagues and employers who act against an employee because of their age are engaging in age discrimination. If this has happened to you, you need someone who can put a stop to it and hold the liable party responsible.

At Flores Mendez, PC, we have been representing clients facing employment law issues such as age discrimination for more than 30 years in New Mexico and West Texas. We know how to prove a violation of employee rights and seek justice against those who have wronged our clients.

What Qualifies As Age Discrimination?

The first thing anyone should know about age discrimination claims is that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) only protects workers who are age 40 or older. If you meet this age requirement, some instances of discrimination that apply under the act include:

  • Company policies that restrict an employee’s benefits or opportunities based on age
  • Denying an employee a promotion or bonus because of age
  • Continued pressure to retire
  • Age-based targeted layoffs
  • Social or career isolation because of age
  • Receiving less pay due to age

If you experienced age discrimination in one of these ways, or you suspect that you were discriminated against in another way, do not make the mistake of letting HR take care of things. HR’s job is to protect the company, not you. When you work with us, we can work to protect your employee rights.

Put A Stop To The Discrimination

Not every instance of a workplace issue qualifies as age discrimination or another form of discrimination, but that does not mean you should give up on defending your rights. We serve clients in New Mexico and Texas, and we are here to help you protect your rights and put a stop to toxic work environments. Call our offices in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and El Paso, Texas, at 915-955-5164 or email us here to schedule your initial consultation with us today.