Wrongful Termination Lawsuits: Ageism

Last Updated on June 26, 2017

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects
Anyone who suspects they were terminated because of their age.
What's Going On?
Workers are challenging their former employers, claiming that they were fired because of their age.
How Common Is Ageism?
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reports that between 1997 and 2007 there were between 16,000 and 19,000 complaints of age discrimination. Since then, the number of complaints has risen to 25,000 per year.
How Do I Know If I Was Fired Because of Ageism?
Your performance reviews went downhill for no reason, the company "layoff" only included older workers, you were forced to quit or forced into early retirement, etc. (Full list below.)