IDAHO AGE DISCRIMINATION LAWYER
30+ Years Experience
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Imagine the following scenario
You live In Idaho and work for a small- to mid-sized company. In your late 40s, you worked at the company most of your career and hold a good reputation with management. You apply for a promotion that you think you will get because you believe that you are the best and most experienced candidate. However, the promotion goes to a younger and less qualified candidate. You are surprised but confident that the next time you seek a promotion, there will be a different result. However, when you apply for a different promotion six months later, the same thing happens. Once again, you lose out to a younger and demonstrably less qualified candidate. You are discouraged and think that perhaps your age was a factor in the company’s decision for the first time. You are not sure what to do.
If the above scenario, or any variation of it, sounds familiar, your first move should be to contact a law firm that focuses on age discrimination law in the workplace. Fortunately, such a firm exists in Boise – Idaho Employment Law Solutions.
WHAT IS AGE DISCRIMINATION?
In its simplest and most basic terms, age discrimination in a work setting occurs when you are mistreated based solely upon your age. Age discrimination may occur if you are not hired due to your age or are improperly laid off or discharged because of it. It may occur in the types of assignments you receive or the work evaluations you are given. It may be reflected in the salary you receive or in your unsuccessful pursuit of promotions. It might manifest itself in harassment you receive in the workplace and your employer’s inability or refusal to prevent it. To be successful in an age discrimination claim, you must demonstrate that your age’s treatment violated a federal or state statute enacted in order to avoid age discrimination.
An age discrimination claim is highly fact-sensitive, as there are certain circumstances in which being treated differently due to your age is perfectly lawful and acceptable. Although older workers are more commonly victimized by age discrimination, younger employees may also fall victim to it. Accordingly, the knowledge and talent of an experienced age discrimination lawyer are essential for the prosecution of your claim.
skilled and knowledgeable
Headed by R.A. (Ron) Coulter, Lieutenant Colonel USMC (Ret.), our firm is skilled and knowledgeable in employment and age discrimination law. A respected member of the Idaho State Bar and the local African American community, combining the determination and work ethic of a Marine who rose through the ranks due to his demonstrable talents with a seasoned and analytical legal mind, Ronaldo (Ron) A. Coulter will advise you as to the strengths and weaknesses of your potential legal claim. If he determines that you have a claim, he and his firm are there to work tirelessly on your behalf and guide you through a complex, multi-step legal process. You could ask for no better advocate to protect your legal rights.
THE 4 TYPES OF AGE DISCRIMINATION
THE AGE DISCRIMINATION ACT OF 1975
Ageism in the Workplace – Examples of Age Discrimination
Simply stated, ageism in the workplace, or age discrimination, is a prejudice against someone because of their age.
Obvious examples of age discrimination include firing or otherwise badly treating an employee because of the individual’s age.
Other examples of age discrimination are less overt and more subtle and can occur during the hiring phase or in the workplace. These include:
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I’VE BEEN DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BASED ON AGE?
Live in Idaho and believe that you have been discriminated against in the workplace because of your age? Your first step must be to contact a law firm knowledgeable in both employment and anti-discrimination law to evaluate your potential legal claim. Fortunately, such a firm exists in Boise, Idaho Employment Law Solutions.
For a small initial consultation fee, the firm will examine whether your claim has merit. If it does, and you decide to retain our firm, we will explain in detail the many steps involved in advancing your claim and settling the matter to your satisfaction. We have extensive experience litigating age discrimination claims and will always advocate diligently on your behalf.
CONTACT AN IDAHO EMPLOYMENT LAWYER
Idaho Employment Law Solutions is an African-American and Veteran-owned law firm providing quality and efficient legal counsel to businesses, organizations, employers/employees, and individual multi-cultural clients located throughout Idaho.
Idaho Employment Law Solutions is skilled in handling discrimination charges based on gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, race, national origin and pregnancy submitted to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Labor. Idaho Employment Law Solutions has extensive experience in handling employee complaints about discrimination or harassment before those complaints become official charges of discrimination. Idaho Employment Law Solutions is experienced in guiding its business clients through sexual harassment investigations and provides advice on a case-by-case basis about the most effective way for the employer and employee to address discrimination claims. Contact us today at (208) 401-9343.