Knowledgeable Legal Defense For Age Discrimination Claims
If you are an employer that has been accused of violating the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), we are ready to defend you.
In Portland, Oregon, and throughout the nation, employers turn to Gordon L. Osaka, P.C., for legal guidance because we have more than 40 years of experience handling the most challenging employment law cases.
Our commitment to the four P’s: Our law firm is designed to deliver personal attention from an experienced attorney in a punctual manner at a fair price. Ultimately, our goal is to provide a superior product.
Understanding The ADEA
Like all laws regarding employment, the ADEA was created with positive intentions, namely to prevent employers from discriminating against workers based on an employee’s age.
An unfortunate repercussion for employers in some cases is that the ADEA has provided employees with another reason to file unwarranted discrimination lawsuits. Frequently, an employee is terminated because of his or her failure to satisfactorily perform the duties of the job or a reduction in force. Yet the employee believes that they have been terminated because of his or her age.
Our law firm stands up for employers facing allegations of age discrimination. Whether you have been accused of failure to hire, failure to promote, harassment, hostile work environment, retaliation or termination because of age discrimination, we can help.
We can pursue positive results in cases of individual age discrimination lawsuits, as well as class actions.
Reduction In Force
Increasingly, a reduction in force is becoming a precursor to age discrimination claims. Older employees misinterpret company-wide budget cuts as a way to “make room” for the younger generation. Our law firm advises employers on ways to proceed with the reduction while minimizing the risks of potential lawsuits. We also defend employers already involved in an age discrimination dispute related to a reduction in force.