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Filing an Age Discrimination Case in the EEOC


As people age, they can face discrimination in the workplace. Despite laws prohibiting age discrimination, many workers still experience unfair treatment and discrimination based on their age. If you are an employee who has been discriminated against because of your age, it’s important to know that you have rights. At Manes & Narahari LLC, we specialize in representing employees who have been victims of age discrimination. Here’s how our age discrimination lawyers can help you file a charge with the EEOC.


Understanding Age Discrimination


Age discrimination occurs when an employer treats an employee or job applicant unfavorably because of their age. This can take many forms, such as failing to hire, promote, or offer training to an employee based on their age. Age discrimination can also involve making derogatory comments or creating a hostile work environment based on age.


The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits discrimination against individuals 40 years of age or older. However, proving age discrimination can be challenging, and it’s important to have an experienced age discrimination lawyer to help you navigate the process.


Filing a Charge with the EEOC


The first step in seeking relief from age discrimination is to file a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC is a federal agency responsible for investigating claims of discrimination. Filing a charge with the EEOC is a necessary step before filing a lawsuit for age discrimination.


At Manes & Narahari LLC, we can help you prepare and file a charge with the EEOC. We will gather the necessary evidence, such as witness statements and documentation of discriminatory behavior, and draft a comprehensive charge that outlines the discrimination you have experienced. We will also help you understand the EEOC’s process and what to expect during the investigation.


Investigation and Negotiation


Once a charge has been filed with the EEOC, the agency will investigate the claim. This investigation can take several months, and during this time, our age discrimination lawyers will work closely with you to ensure that all necessary evidence is provided to the EEOC. We will also be available to answer any questions you may have and keep you informed throughout the process.


After the investigation, the EEOC will issue a determination. If the agency finds that there is sufficient evidence of age discrimination, it may attempt to negotiate a settlement between you and your employer. Our age discrimination lawyers have extensive experience in negotiating settlements and can work to secure the best possible outcome for you.


Litigation


If a settlement cannot be reached, the EEOC may issue a “right to sue” letter, which gives you the right to file a lawsuit for age discrimination. Our age discrimination lawyers are experienced in litigating age discrimination cases and can represent you in court. We will use our knowledge and expertise to build a strong case and fight for your rights.


Conclusion


Age discrimination can be a devastating experience for employees, but there is hope. If you have been discriminated against because of your age, the age discrimination lawyers at Manes & Narahari LLC can help you seek justice. We will guide you through the process of filing a charge with the EEOC, investigating your claim, and negotiating a settlement or litigating your case. Contact us today at 412-626-5626 or email us at lawyer@manesnarahari.com to schedule a free consultation.

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