Age discrimination is an unlawful form of discrimination against employees or applicants over forty based upon their age. Age discrimination is prohibited by both the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and Texas law. Employers are prohibited from treating employees or applicants over the age of forty less favorably than younger employees or applicants on the basis of age. Age discrimination claims are complicated and require a high level of understanding about how discrimination law works and how particular facts come together to prove a claim of unlawful age discrimination.
How age discrimination occurs in the workplace in Texas
Age discrimination is prohibited in any part of the employment relationship, from hiring practices through termination. If you are forty or older, discrimination on the basis of age is unlawful when it has a negative effect on obtaining or keeping a job as well as the terms and conditions of employment. Common ways age discrimination can occur: