Age Discrimination Lawyer

It is illegal to discriminate against someone in the workplace based on his or her age or disability. The skilled Pasadena, Texas, disability discrimination lawyers at GoransonKing PLLC have more than 50 years of combined experience handling disability and age discrimination claims. If you were discriminated against or harassed at work, our attorneys can effectively represent you.

Were you discriminated against or harassed at work due to your age or disability? Contact a Houston age discrimination attorney from GoransonKing to schedule your free initial consultation.

Harassment and discrimination based on age or disability can manifest in various ways, including the following:

  • Wrongful termination
  • Demotion
  • Failure to promote
  • Failure to hire
  • Failure to accommodate (for people with disabilities)

Age Discrimination

Age discrimination has become particularly prevalent due to a large population of the workforce growing older. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) of 1967 protects employees who are 40 years of age or older. Discrimination against employees over the age of 40 run a very fine line — often it occurs when highly compensated individuals are cut from their positions due to a company’s cost-savings goal. If you have been working for many years, are perhaps even in upper management, and have been terminated from your position only to be replaced by a younger, lower salaried and less experienced individual, you may have a valid age discrimination claim. This is not the only example of age discrimination, and we represent clients who have experienced age discrimination in many other scenarios.

Disability Discrimination

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 protects employees from discrimination based upon “a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity.” Common examples of disabilities include paraplegia and quadriplegia, visual impairments, hearing impairments, learning disabilities and some mental illnesses. If you have been discriminated against at work or were passed up for a job because of a disability, you may have a valid claim.

Attorney Linda King is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Labor and Employment Law. She is also a member of the Labor and Employment sections of the Texas, American and Houston Bar Associations.

Contact a Houston, Texas, Disability Discrimination Attorney

If you have questions regarding age or disability discrimination in the workplace, talk to our law firm. We bring decades of knowledge, skill, commitment and success to each case. We offer free initial consultations, are conveniently located five minutes from downtown near Memorial Park and the Galleria area, and can provide Spanish language translation upon request. Call us at 713-526-9200.