Wrongful Termination: IBM Age Discrimination
Attorney for Terminated IBM Employees in California
IBM layoffs have struck older staff in an attempt to move to a more “hip” workforce. After years of devoted service, there is no need to give in to age discrimination. At Potter Handy, LLP we can help recover the full amount of compensation you deserve, including retirement and pension benefits.
IBM claims that the decrease in the workforce is to the advantage of the bottom line and the elimination of less efficient resources will have an impact on cost-cutting measures. However, the truth is that by targeting lower “performing” senior staff and enabling the lower-paid younger staff to survive, IBM is engaged in a subtle type of age discrimination that is unlawful.
Age discrimination at IBM is not only news-worthy; it is illegal. The attorneys at Potter Handy, LLP are devoted to making IBM answer for its illegal and unethical conduct. Potter Handy, LLP is dedicated to making large companies answer for their actions. If you or someone you know has been wrongfully terminated from IBM due to illegal age discrimination, contact us to speak with an experienced attorney.
Federal Age Discrimination Laws
Workers in the United States are protected by The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) (29 U.S.C. § 621), which prohibits discrimination against certain employees 40 years of age or older based on age alone. The Act prohibits age discrimination in hiring, firing, promoting, and compensating workers. Your individual state might have more protection as well.
Federal age discrimination laws are enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a government agency that protects workers against workplace discrimination. In 2017 alone, more than 18,000 age discrimination charges were filed by the EEOC. In the past five years, that number grows to more than 100,000. These numbers do not include age discrimination charges filed with state or local agencies.
The EEOC has settled more than $450 million in age discrimination charges in the last five years. This number does not include the amounts the employees themselves settled through litigation.
Frequently Asked Questions
I think IBM fired me due to age discrimination. What should I do?
- Call the attorneys at Potter Handy, LLP for a free consultation of your potential IBM age discrimination case. We can help you in determining your rights, seeking compensation, and filing a claim against your former employers who may have been at fault.
What are my rights as a former employee?
- You may have the right to file a lawsuit against your former employer, depending upon your employment and/or termination agreement(s). You also have the right to file a complaint with the federal and state boards that govern age discrimination.
How much will it cost to talk to an attorney?
- No out-of-pocket expenses. Potter Handy, LLP offers a free case evaluation, with no cost to you.
How long do I have to file a lawsuit?
- The statute of limitations differs from state to state. Since time is always a significant factor in filing a lawsuit, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible to determine whether or not you have an age discrimination case.
Laid Off From IBM? Victim of IBM Age Discrimination?
If you have been terminated from IBM based on your age, contact our Discrimination Attorneys in California at Potter Handy, LLP to discuss your legal options.
Call (415) 534-1911 or email us to schedule a free, confidential consultation.