According to employment news, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is conducting an investigation into Google’s employment practices. At issue, the allegation that Google discriminates in its hiring practices based on age. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits discriminating against people who are 40 or older in terms of employment – whether hiring, firing or failing to promote. In this instance the investigation has begun as the result of several claims have been made against the tech giant, including that Google failed to hire individuals for engineering jobs based on their age.
If you believe that you have suffered employment discrimination, it is important to speak with a private attorney who can discuss your matter and help you determine your next steps. If you would like to pursue a discrimination lawsuit, the first step is to file a complaint with the EEOC. The EEOC will then conduct an investigation into the charges. At the close of its investigation, the EEOC will provide you with a Notice of Right to Sue. Your attorney may then file a lawsuit on your behalf in court.
Where age discrimination is alleged, issues such as hiring practices and whether a more qualified candidate was passed over for a younger candidate, or whether harassing or negative comments are directed toward older workers, are significant in showing whether discrimination occurred. For more information, or if you believe that you have been subjected to age discrimination, please contact the experienced Atlanta employment discrimination lawyers at Buckley Beal, LLP for an immediate consultation.