It’s often said “you are as young as you feel,” but for all too many employers, age is a real number that unlawfully plays into employment decisions, including the hiring and firing of employees.
Oregon law prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of age (age 18 and over). (See ORS § 659A.030). The law provides that “the abilities of an individual, and not any arbitrary standards that discriminate against an individual solely because of age, should be the measure of the individual’s fitness and qualification for employment.” (See ORS § 659A.009) The law applies to all public and private employers in the state.
Under state law, it is unlawful for employers to:
If you’ve been fired or have experienced other adverse employment actions because of your age, including on the job harassment, you may have the right to file a legal claim against your employer. Oregon law bans employment discrimination on the basis of age. The Portland age discrimination lawyers at Gilroy & Napoli can fight for you. Fill out the contact form on this page today, or call us at (503) 620-9887, and let us review the details of your case.
We are proud to represent victims of age discrimination throughout Oregon and the greater Portland Metro area including Clackamas County, Multnomah County, Washington County, Lake Oswego, Tualatin, Hillsboro, Beaverton, and Tigard.
If you’ve believe you’ve been discriminated on the basis of your age, a few factors to keep an eye for may be:
If you answered affirmatively to these questions, you may have an age discrimination claim.
If you feel you have been a target of age discrimination, please call our office at 503-620-9887 for a free phone consultation. These are time sensitive cases so call now.