Age Discrimination Employment Attorneys in Minnesota
Legal Help for Victims of Age Discrimination in the Workplace
Have you been turned down for a promotion at work only to see a younger employee get the role? Are you being encouraged or forced to retire? Are you being targeted with age discriminatory language at work such as “boomer,” “ancient,” or “over-the-hill?” You may be a victim of age discrimination.
MSB Justice has licensed, professional attorneys with significant experience on state and federal employment laws pertaining to age discrimination matters. Did you know age discrimination applies to workers aged 40 and over? This is younger than individuals often regard as a factor in an age discrimination lawsuit. If you think you are a victim of age discrimination at your workplace, we encourage you to act quickly and call us today. We assess each case individually and provide expert legal advice.
At MSB Justice, we feel strongly that there should never be discrimination in the workplace. We also understand that age discrimination can be a very isolating and lonely experience. We listen carefully to each client and consider their unique situation because no two age discrimination cases are the same. We are here to be your legal advocate and partner when it comes to your lawsuit. Our goal is to give you a clear understanding of your rights with workplace age discrimination. The law firm at MSB Justice is a professional, compassionate and highly-experienced team of legal professionals. We are here to help you with your age discrimination legal matters.
Understanding Your Age Discrimination Legal Rights
There are varied factors that influence an age discrimination workplace claim, and those factors can look different depending on your situation. Some examples of discrimination can include harassment, verbal abuse, or being passed over for a job or promotion because of your age. Age discrimination is illegal, whether it results in refusal of employment or in termination of employment.
Employees in the state of Minnesota are protected under both local and federal laws when it comes to age discrimination in the workplace. The Minnesota Human Rights Act protects employees based on participation in the following protected classes:
- National origin
- Marital status
- Public assistance
- Sexual identity
- Gender identity
- Familial status
In 1967, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission prohibited age discrimination in employment. This means that, under federal law, you cannot be discriminated against for any of the characteristics above, including your age. It is important to understand your rights and speak to an attorney as soon as possible if you feel you have been subjected to age discrimination. We encourage all potential clients to keep a detailed log of events as they occur in the workplace that may demonstrate acts of age discrimination. If you are unsure whether you have been discriminated against based on race, give us a call today.
Examples of Age Discrimination
Age discrimination is an important legal issue, and at MSB Justice, we take every case seriously and carefully counsel our clients on this type of discrimination. We will help you determine if the situation you are facing or have faced is age discrimination based on local and federal laws. Here are some examples of age discrimination:
- Job seeking: not getting a job based on your age
- Harassment: jokes, inappropriate comments, or teasing/mocking references to age or age-related subjects such as not being technologically savvy, physically slow or too old to do certain tasks
- Career advancement: being passed over for a pay raise or promotion based on age or being asked when you will retire
- Unfair treatment: hearing management say you are being “let go” because you are close to retirement
Remember, a company cannot legally force you to retire because of your age. All of these are examples of age discrimination in the workplace. Like any discrimination, age discrimination should be taken seriously by both employees and employers. If you think you have been a victim of age discrimination, we encourage you to seek legal support and not stay silent or dismiss your employer’s actions as minor or “nothing serious.” Age discrimination can affect your work, life, relationships, and self-esteem. The age discrimination attorneys at MSB Justice are experienced in these cases and understand how this can be a stressful position for you. We will help you understand your rights, navigate the legal process and, should your case go to trial, represent you competently and professionally so you can win your case.
MSB Employment Justice: How We Can Help You
EEOC data shows that there are well over 50,000 cases of employment discrimination charges nationwide each year. Of those cases, more than ten thousand are based on age discrimination.
The legal professionals at MSB Justice are experienced attorneys who have successfully handled age discrimination cases. Our approach is unique: we work with each client individually, taking the time to talk and understand their work journey in order to determine how we can help them obtain justice and, in some cases, earn their dignity and self-esteem back.
At MSB Justice, our skilled litigation attorneys handle all types of employment-related cases, including workplace discrimination, wrongful termination, whistleblower cases, sexual harassment and assault, age or gender discrimination, sexual orientation discrimination, severance agreements and employer discrimination investigation. For more information about whether you have been a victim of discrimination in the workplace, read our blog Age Discrimination in Today’s Workforce.
Our attorneys have over fifty years of combined experience practicing law in Minnesota and across the country. We have been selected by Minneapolis-St. Paul magazine as the “Award Winning” Employment Law Firm. We offer private, free consultations and all contact with our firm is strictly confidential. Your privacy is protected and is very important to us.