When people in Washington, D.C., think of workplace discrimination, they may initially think of discriminatory acts based on a person's race or gender. However, age discrimination is also an issue in Washington D.C. that could go unnoticed.
Unfortunately, age discrimination is often subtle enough that it can be difficult to prove. Perhaps, an older person was passed over for a promotion, even let go from his or her job and replaced by a younger individual. Were these situations due to a performance issue or age discrimination? Although, the reason given for the denial of employment may be that the person was not qualified, it may actually be a case of illegal age discrimination.
The fact is that age discrimination is illegal. One should not be denied a promotion, a job opportunity or be subject to a job loss, simply because they are older. In these situations, it is important to understand your rights, including the right to pursue legal action against your employer.
The attorneys at Alan Lescht & Associates, P.C., are well-versed in age discrimination cases in the Washington, D.C., area. They have represented federal, state and municipal workers who were laid off or denied a promotion due to age discrimination. They have also represented workers in the private sector who were laid off and replaced by younger workers.
Being subject to age discrimination is not only extremely demeaning, but it could also have serious financial repercussions. Everyone deserves the opportunity to earn a living, no matter what their age. Employers should not discriminate against an employee, simply due to the employee's age. The firm of Alan Lescht & Associates, P.C., has a webpage on age discrimination that Washington, D.C., employees may find informative.