Compensation When You’re Fired because of Your Age

Getting terminated from your job leaves you stunned. If you think it was because of your age, that’s even more unsettling.

Your employer probably took steps to make it look like your dismissal wasn’t age-related. But we all know age discrimination happens all the time, often in sneaky ways.

You may feel powerless. But you’re not.

Under Ohio law and federal laws like the Age Discrimination Employment Act (ADEA), firing someone over 40 because of their age is wrongful termination.

You can stand up for your rights and win reinstatement to your job or a monetary settlement to correct this injustice and move on with your life.

The Ohio wrongful termination age discrimination lawyers at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal can make sure you get the full protection of the law. We represent individual, hard-working people, not employers.

Our law firm’s purpose is living up to the words “Helping me, that’s HNB.”

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Signs You’re Facing Wrongful Termination Due to Age Discrimination

To see if you’ve been the victim of a wrongful termination based on age discrimination, you often have to look outside of what your employer told you when they let you go. Watch out for signs like these:

  • You were denied a promotion in favor of a younger worker with less experience.
  • Younger employees got training opportunities you didn’t.
  • Younger workers got paid better than workers with more experience and skills.
  • Hiring decisions at your company were geared toward maintaining a young image.
  • Your boss made questionable comments about you nearing retirement.
  • Your boss used performance reviews to set older workers up for adverse job actions.
  • Older employees got let go first in a round of layoffs.
  • After you were fired, your employer hired a younger replacement.

The key to proving your age discrimination wrongful termination claim is showing that your firing was, in fact, because of your age. Cases like this are challenging, but they’re important to your financial future.

This is when you need an experienced employment law attorney. The attorneys at HNB know what evidence to gather so your claim has the best chance for success.

And at a trying time in your life, we’ll make sure you’re treated with dignity and respect.

You can start by getting HNB to evaluate your case for free.

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A couple feeling stress at a table with papers and a computer. The Ohio wrongful termination age discrimination lawyers at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal can help you identify when your job dismissal broke the law.

The Ohio wrongful termination lawyers at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal can help you identify when your job dismissal was tied to your age.

Steps to an Age Discrimination Wrongful Termination Claim

If you have a strong feeling that the reason you were terminated from your job was your age, you can take these steps to set the situation right:

1) Negotiate a settlement: An attorney can often negotiate with your employer for a monetary payment, lost wages, or other compensation or agreements that can be better than what you would get without a lawyer.

2) File a complaint with regulatory agencies like the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission  and the Ohio Civil Rights Commission. Sometimes, you must file complaints like these first before you can sue.

3) File a lawsuit in state or federal court.

Don’t hesitate to do what it takes to protect your rights in the workforce.

At every step, an experienced workplace discrimination lawyer can help you get the best result so you can move beyond a traumatic job loss.

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The Ohio wrongful termination lawyers at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal can guide you through a legal claim for age discrimination.