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Case Number: 1:23-cv-00163
Judge: Thomas A. Varlan
Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee (Hamilton County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: Doug Hamill
Defendant's Attorney: Megan S. Glowacki
Description: Chattanooga, Tennessee civil rights lawyer represented Plaintiff who sued Defendant on an age based job discrimination theory.
"Age discrimination in employment is the unfair treatment of an employee or job applicant based on their age. It is illegal to discriminate against someone because of their age in any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, promotion, compensation, benefits, training, and layoffs.
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits age discrimination against people who are 40 years of age or older. It does not protect workers under the age of 40, although some states have laws that protect younger workers from age discrimination.
Some examples of age discrimination in employment include:
Not hiring someone because they are too old or too young.
Firing someone because they are too old or too young.
Passing over someone for a promotion because they are too old or too young.
Paying someone less because they are too old or too young.
Denying someone benefits because they are too old or too young.
Harassing someone because of their age.
If you believe that you have been discriminated against because of your age, you should contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC is a federal agency that enforces the ADEA. You can file a complaint with the EEOC online or by phone.
You may also be able to file a lawsuit against your employer in federal court. However, it is important to speak with an attorney before filing a lawsuit. An attorney can help you understand your legal rights and options.
Here are some tips for protecting yourself from age discrimination in employment:
Be aware of your rights under the ADEA.
Keep a record of any incidents of age discrimination, such as notes of conversations, copies of emails, or other documentation.
Talk to your co-workers and see if they have experienced any age discrimination.
If you believe that you have been discriminated against, file a complaint with the EEOC.
You can also take steps to prevent age discrimination from happening in the first place. Here are some tips:
Update your resume and cover letter to highlight your skills and experience, regardless of your age.
Dress professionally and appropriately for interviews.
Be confident and assertive during interviews.
Ask questions about the company's policies on age discrimination.
By being aware of your rights and taking steps to protect yourself, you can help prevent age discrimination in employment."
Outcome: Settled on undisclosed terms and dismissed with prejudice.