Age Discrimination2018-08-27T16:24:16+00:00

Age Discrimination

If you are over 40 years old and have suffered employment discrimination because of your age, Ranson Law Offices can help you.  The work experience of America’s older workers is one of our country’s most valuable business assets. Companies are now turning their backs on older employees. When they do, you should act quickly. When employers look to save money, it is the older worker who frequently bears the brunt of wrongful terminations, layoffs, and reductions in the workforce.

The damage to you can be enormous. The statistics are staggering.

  • For unemployed workers 40 and older, on average it takes more than five months to find a new job.
  • For unemployed workers 50 and older, 55% will remain out of work for six months or more.
  • For unemployed workers 55 and older, 40% will be without a job for more than a year.

In fact, after being let go, seniors are three times more likely than their younger counterparts to never work another salaried job again. Don’t let your employer make you feel like just another unemployment statistic.

Don’t wait. If you are a victim of workplace age discrimination, Ranson Law Offices can help you today.  We will answer your questions. We will protect your rights. We will help you get the justice you deserve.

Ranson Law Results

Multi-Million Dollar settlement after trial for age discrimination committed against 40 long time employees over the age of 40 years

Settlement with a hospital for wrongfully terminating a Trauma Flight Nurse after she gave notice of her pregnancy

Settlement with major retail operator who terminated long time salesmen over the age of 40 years and replaced them with younger, less experienced workers

Choosing the Right Age Discrimination Lawyer Can Make All the Difference

As a loyal employee, you should not have to worry about losing your income, health insurance, and retirement benefits because of your employer’s ageism. However, when unlawful age discrimination happens, your employer will rarely admit it.  There are two types of evidence a skilled age discrimination attorney will use to build a winning case: direct and circumstantial evidence.

The strongest age discrimination cases have direct evidence of workplace discrimination. Direct evidence is sometimes referred to as smoking gun evidence. It clearly proves that the person making the employment decision against you intended to unlawfully discriminate.  An example of direct evidence would be that your boss admits to you that you are being fired because you are too old.

The more common age discrimination claim involves circumstantial evidence. Circumstantial evidence is indirect proof of discrimination. It is more subtle than direct evidence.  An example of circumstantial evidence would be proof that you have been replaced by a substantially younger person.

In circumstantial age discrimination cases, it is not unusual to hear expressions of stereotypes and prejudice by your employer. Examples of such discriminatory phrases include:

  • You can’t teach an old dog new tricks;
  • You are over the hill;
  • You are past you prime.

Your employer’s repeated use of similar remarks can sometimes be used to build a strong age discrimination case. Ranson Law Offices will help protect you against employment retaliation and advise you on how to legally gather the evidence you will need to win your employment discrimination case.  Ranson Law Offices has the experience, resources and skill to help with your unique case.