Age Discrimination

In Iowa, employers may not discriminate against employees 18 years and older based on their age. This is different than federal law, which only protects employees 40 years old or older from discrimination at work on the basis of age.

Could I have an age discrimination case?

Common examples include:

  • You are fired because of your age, and younger employees are kept as employees
  • You are forced to retire before you are ready
  • Your employer fires you right before you are ready to retire or “vest”
  • You are denied promotions, while younger employees are given promotions
  • You are denied benefits, while younger employees are given benefits
  • You are paid less than younger employees
  • Your employer makes negative comments about your age
  • Your employer treats younger employees better than older workers, including discipline, job assignments, training, and hours scheduled

All information on our website is meant to be generally informative. To find out whether you may have a case, you should consult an employment or discrimination attorney of your choice.

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