Did your employer or boss wrongfully discharge you because of your age? Have you been pushed out to make way for younger workers or because you are considered a burden? If so, you may be a victim of age discrimination. You have the right to consult an attorney and seek compensation for personal and professional damages.
Marko Law understands your situation and is here to help. We have represented clients in cases similar to yours. Our law firm has recovered millions of dollars in compensation while seeing that justice is done. If your employer fired you or laid you off because of your age, you do not have to feel alone. Let us represent you to take on the at-fault party and help you recover your losses.
Call Marko Law today at (313) 777-7LAW and get a free consultation from an age discrimination lawyer in Detroit, Michigan.
What is Age Discrimination?
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) defines discrimination as treating an employee or applicant unfavorably because of their age. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) is a federal law that prohibits discrimination against employees or job applicants over 40 years old based on their age.
Federal and Michigan state laws forbid any type of employment discrimination that involves
- Terms of employment
- Job assignment
- Hiring and firing
Age Discrimination Cases We Take On
When you need legal assistance due to age discrimination, your best option is to partner with a lawyer who has the knowledge and experience necessary in this area of the law. Marko Law’s legal team has extensive experience in employment law claims. Some of the most common cases we take on include
- Discriminatory hiring and firing practices
- Lowering benefits or compensation
- Job assignment transfer or reduction
- False or inaccurate performance reviews
- Denying the use of facilities because of age
Regardless of your situation or age, you have the right to consult an attorney and explore your legal options. Marko Law can meet with you to listen to your store and start building our case right away. Don’t just hire any lawyer. Work with an age discrimination lawyer in Detroit, Michigan, who truly understands your situation and can fight for a fair settlement.
What Can I Claim in an Age Discrimination Case?
What you can claim and how much your case is worth depends on several factors such as the details of the incident, who is involved, and the sum of your losses. Common damages in an age discrimination case include
Lost compensation can include salary, bonuses, or tips. You may also be able to claim any lost benefits such as retirement or insurance. We can calculate the exact amount of compensation you missed out on due to losing your job. We can also include lost future pay.
Pain and Suffering
In a discrimination case, pain and suffering often refer to emotional distress that you experienced. For instance, if you experienced severe depression and sought counseling, you may be able to account for that in your civil claim.
Punitive damages are typically not included when assessing what your case is worth. Instead, the judge will award you these damages if they determine that your employer or boss acted maliciously with intent to hurt you or your career. How much you are awarded is up to the judge.
How Your Attorney Can Help Your Case
It can be intimidating going up against your employer if you don’t know anything about Michigan or federal employment laws. Furthermore, one mistake could derail your entire case and cause you to lose thousands of dollars in compensation. Marko Law is committed to helping you win your case and receive the maximum compensation possible based on your losses. Our law firm can help you in the following ways:
- Investigate your case to establish the facts
- Identify the parties that discriminated against you
- Engage all related parties on your behalf
- Manage our entire case from start to finish
- Prepare a legal strategy
- Negotiate a fair settlement with the company
If the company or their insurance company rejects your claim or offers a low settlement that does not reflect your losses, you may be able to file a lawsuit. We are prepared to take your case to court and represent you in front of the judge. Our law firm can continue to fight for your rights.
Contact Us Today to Get a Free Consultation
If you are ready to get started with your discrimination case, then contact Marko Law today. Let us represent you as you seek justice and compensation for your damages. Call (313) 777-7LAW today to get a free consultation from an age discrimination lawyer in Detroit, Michigan.