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Birmingham Age Discrimination Attorneys (205) 980-1445

Birmingham and Alabama Employment Discrimination Lawyers

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) makes it illegal for employers to discriminate against employees who are 40 years of age or older. The ADEA forbids employers from making decisions regarding hiring, promotion, demotion, termination, compensation, job training or other terms and conditions of employment based on an employee’s age.  The Alabama Age Discrimination in Employment Act also prohibits age discrimination.

If you believe you have been fired, demoted, passed over for a promotion or otherwise mistreated because of your age, please call an Experienced Age Discrimination Employment attorney today at (205) 980-1445. Our firm has successfully handled many discrimination cases and has assisted employees in negotiating and litigating a favorable resolution. We take Age Discrimination cases seriously and will aggressively represent your rights in cases in which you have been discriminated against because of your age.

Alabama Age Discrimination Law Firm / Legal Remedies 

Remedies available under the ADEA include lost wages, front pay (pay to compensate you for lost future wages that you would have had, but for your termination) or reinstatement, attorney’s fees and court costs. If we can can prove that the discrimination was willful, then the award may include double wage and benefit damages. Age discrimination can be proven through:

  • direct evidence, such as smoking gun statements or documents; or
  • circumstantial evidence, such as evidence that younger, similarly-situated employees have been treated more favorably.

Many employees have a combination of claims, such as an age discrimination claim and a retaliation claim for having complained of discrimination. Even if the employee’s discrimination claim is unsuccessful, the retaliation claim may survive dismissal as long as the employee can prove:

  • that the employee reasonably believed the employer discriminated against the employee, because of the employee’s age;
  • that the employee complained to the employer or a governmental agency about age discrimination; and
  • that the employee suffered adverse consequences because he or she complained of age discrimination.

Harwell Law Firm LLC represents Birmingham metro area and Alabama employees and executives in age discrimination claims and other select areas of employment law.

If you believe you have been discriminated against because of your age, contact a Birmingham Age Discrimination Lawyer today.