What does age or gender discrimination mean?
Laws protect against being fired for your age and gender and many other reasons.
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protects many employees forty years and older from discrimination in hiring, firing, and terms and conditions of employment based on age.
The Equal Pay act (EPA) requires that men and women be paid the same by a business where they perform the same duties. This doesn’t mean that the jobs have to be the exact same, but the need to be substantially equal. So you need a lawyer that knows how to spot and argue those similarities.
Also, Title VII of the 1964 Civil rights Act prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin.
Does the law protect me from being fired for my age or gender?
Yes. If you were fired or dismissed illegally, you can get paid money. Your company can be forced to answer for their illegal actions. They may also be ordered to give you your job back. In 2017, over twenty five thousand people filed sex discrimination charges with the federal government.
For example, if you are over 40 and got fired while younger workers did not, the law protects you. For another example, if male employees got a raise and as a female employee you didn’t, the law also protects you.
Was I wrongfully dismissed or wrongfully terminated based on my age or gender?
If you were fired illegally, that means you were wrongfully terminated. 18,376 people filed age discrimination charges with the federal government in 2017. Almost 100,000 similar charges are filed yearly all over the country.
The Court system is designed to handle wrongful dismissal and wrongful termination actions. Let us put the system to work for you.
Can I be suspended or fired for no reason other than my age or gender?
You can only be fired or suspended for lawful reasons. Arkansas is an at-will employment state, but a company still must follow all local, state, and federal laws. Any employment action that discriminates against you in violation of a law, means you are protected.
Do I need a good age or gender discrimination attorney in my area?
Yes. Chris Burks is an experienced age and gender discrimination attorney. He is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association. Chris has represented thousands of employees in employment law cases across the country. His articles on employment law have been published. He knows the age and gender discrimination laws well and will not stop fighting for your rights.