Defending Against Age and Disability Discrimination

Discrimination can take many forms. Unfortunately, when an employer or another employee discriminates against someone because of age or disability, it can be difficult to prove that is the cause of the discrimination. If you are 40 years or older, or if you have a disability, it is important to work with a Knoxville discrimination lawyer who can protect your rights.

At Underwood Law Office, P.C., that is exactly what you will find. Attorney Underwood has more than 20 years of experience representing individuals throughout East Tennessee.

Knoxville Age Discrimination Attorney

Age discrimination focuses on the concept that an older person may not be able to do something as well as a younger person. If you are 40 or older and are being treated differently than your co-workers, you may be able to file a discrimination claim. The older you are, the stronger the argument for age discrimination becomes.

Chattanooga Disability Discrimination Lawyer

Some disabilities are obvious. Many people think about people in wheelchairs or those who have vision impairments when they think about disabilities. However, not all disabilities are immediately apparent. Someone who has autism or a learning disability may require extra accommodations at the workplace.

Regardless of the type of disability, it is important to exhaust administrative remedies to help ensure you have a strong case. Most companies require individuals to go through HR before anything else. When you contact Attorney Underwood, he can help you work through your options with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Tennessee Human Rights Commission (THRC).

Many people do not understand the role of the EEOC or the THRC until they contact an attorney. If you are unsure what steps to take to protect your rights as an employee or to defend your company, contact an experienced lawyer. Attorney Underwood is available for free initial consultations online or by calling 865-329-6983.