Age Discrimination

Minneapolis Age Discrimination Lawyers

It is unlawful under Minnesota and federal laws for employers to discriminate against their employees or job applicants because of their age.  Federal law makes it illegal to discriminate against employees aged 40 and older while Minnesota law protects employees from age discriminatory conduct if they are 21 or older.

Age discrimination can be difficult to prove, but is one of the most prevalent types of employment discrimination today.  Sadly, there are a many misperceptions about older employees that can cause employers to outright discriminate against or show a bias towards their older employees.

Companies often wrongfully assume that older workers are less productive, cost too much, or cannot keep pace in today’s technologically driven workplace.  Not only are these stereotypes about older workers insulting and demeaning , but they can cause employers to illegally discriminate against their older employees or older job applicants.

Examples of Age Discrimination

  • Age discrimination can take many shapes and forms, including:
  • A reduction in workforce
  • Termination
  • Promoting or hiring a younger, but less qualified candidate
  • Layoff
  • Demotion
  • Changes in work projects or assignments
  • Changes in benefits
  • The posting of job advertisements or internal job postings which show a preference for younger job applicants

Minneapolis Age Discrimination Lawyers Serving You

If you believe that you have been the victim of age discrimination, I may be able to help you.

Kuhlman Law, PLLC is dedicated to fighting for our clients who have been illegally mistreated by their employers.   Whether you are still working and experiencing age discrimination or have been fired or forced to quit as a result of age discrimination, I can help you put a stop to your employer’s unlawful conduct.

My law firm handles employment law cases throughout Minnesota in a variety of venues, including Minnesota state court, federal court, and those before administrative agency bodies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, and the Minneapolis Civil Rights Commission.  I strongly believe that all people have the right to work in an environment free from harassment and discrimination.  I fight to protect employees’ rights and routinely take on large companies, government agencies, and other employers who tolerate sexual harassment.

If you or a loved one has experienced age discrimination in Minneapolis, St. Paul, or the Twin Cities metro area, contact an employment law attorney immediately.  An experienced employment lawyer can help you determine if your rights were violated, evaluate the strengths of your case, collect evidence, and depending on the facts, help you recover a cash settlement to compensate you for what you have been subjected to.

To learn more and schedule a free consultation with Minneapolis Employee Rights Lawyer Christopher Kuhlman, call 612 349 2747.