Age Discrimination

Age Discrimination Attorneys in Houston

Holding Employers Accountable For Age Discrimination

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 forbids employers from wrongfully terminating or taking any other action against an employee who is at least 40 years old solely based on one's age.

The act specifically prohibiting employers from:

  • Discriminating in hiring or promotions
  • Wrongfully terminating one due to their age
  • Forcing early retirement
  • Denying benefits to older workers

If your employer has violated this act, the Houston age discrimination lawyers at Kennard Law, P.C., will stand up for your rights.

If you believe you have been the victim of age discrimination in the workplace, contact us today to arrange a consultation.

What Are Examples of Age Discrimination in the Workplace?

Age discrimination can be subtle and indirect, or direct. Here are some examples of what age discrimination can look like against older workers:

  • Snide comments and insults about a person's age, such as "you're too old"
  • Hiring only young workers
  • Being passed over for a promotion for a younger employee despite being more qualified
  • Mandatory retirement, even if an individual is not ready to retire
  • Mass layoffs that are limited to only older workers
  • Unreasonable discipline of older workers and being placed on a performance plan, as a way to to force them to quit
  • Being left out of valuable projects, meetings or other group events

If you feel that your employer has made comments or taken adverse action based solely on your age alone, contact us.

The Challenges Of Age Discrimination Claims

Employers will often fight back in age discrimination and all other workplace discrimination claims. They will say that the elderly employee was no longer able to do his or her job. They will say that error rates have increased. In reality, they may simply want to stop paying the higher wages that long-term employees often earn in favor of younger, new employees who will start at lower wages. When we find evidence of age discrimination, we will take action.

Age discrimination claims can be challenging; however, our attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation. Not surprisingly, we often discover that ageism is institutionalized. For example, the employer may have a record of wrongfully terminating employees of a certain age. When we discover this, it is substantial proof to back up our claim.

Board-Certified In Labor & Employment Law

Led by an attorney who is board-certified labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, we know exactly how to build age discrimination claims for success. When you choose us to represent you, you can be confident in our ability to hold your employer accountable for this wrongdoing. Our goal is either to get you your job back or get you compensation.

Ageism Is Wrong. We Can Make Things Right.

Our team has offices in Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Southern California, Rio Grande Valley, El Paso, and Washington D.C.

Call us at (855) 499-4514 to discuss your claim with an experienced age discrimination lawyer in Houston. Se habla español.

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    Eddie Hodges Jr. is an Associate in the Houston office of Kennard Law, P.C., and assists clients across all offices. Mr. ...
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Why Hire Kennard Law, P.C.?

Making Things Right For Employees
  • Board-Certified in Labor and Employment Law

    Our founding attorney, Alfonso Kennard Jr. is board-certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

  • Personalized Attention

    When you hire us, you work directly with your lawyer, who will spend time learning about your situation and goals. Your case will not be passed off to a paralegal.

  • We Used to Represent Large Companies; Now We Represent You

    Having represented Fortune 500 companies in the past, this places us in a unique position to provide valuable insight when representing workers. 

  • Dedicated to Protecting the Rights of Employees

    We understand you have probably never faced a matter like this before. Our attorneys are dedicated to guiding and protecting you through this. You will always remain involved and informed as your case moves forward.

  • Cost-Effective and Accessible

    For potential clients who would like to consult with us but are unable to come to our office, we are now offering phone and video consultations for your convenience.

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