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Proving Age Discrimination

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If you have been the victim of age discrimination, it may be very obvious to you that you have been refused something due to your age, but the problem is you need to prove that the reason you were refused an item, service, or promotion will be something that you need to be able to prove and this isn't always easy for you to do. Here are some tips to help you have a better chance of proving that you have in fact been the victim of age discrimination.

Have direct proof

You want to keep anything that can act as direct proof that you have lost out on an opportunity or suffered age discrimination in any other way. For example, if you get an email from your boss telling you that they feel you wouldn't be a good fit for a promotion due to your age, then you want to save this email as it will act as proof. Also, if you try to get into an apartment or rental house and the landlord texts you letting you know they have decided to go with an older or younger tenant because they feel their age makes them a better tenant, then again this is something you want to save as it is also proof. You also want to save any communications where your age is even mentioned, as this can show a pattern of behavior that can be used as proof.

Show a change in treatment

If you are suddenly being treated differently at your place of work and you have good reason to believe it is due to your age, then you want to start collecting evidence that can be used to prove the change in treatment is due to your age. For example, if you are having your boss asking when you plan to retire and referring to your age all of a sudden, begin writing these things down in a journal or keep electronic communications. If you are also noticing other changes, such as being moved into a worse office, being written up all of a sudden, and being treated unfairly, keep track of all these changes as even more proof.

Keep track of witnesses

When you are scolded, talked down to, insulted, or told anything negative about your age then you want to make a note of anyone else who is there and who can be called on as a witness. Write down what happened, where and when it happened, and who was there. Also, write down their contact information and anything that can help them remember the incident, such as what they were wearing or why they were there.

For more help, contact an age discrimination attorney in your area.


21 March 2019