If I sue my employer for age discrimination, can I be fired?

Does my employer have the right to terminate my employment if I sue them for age discrimination, and if they do, is there any legal remedy for their response?

1 answer  |  asked Mar 15, 2001 8:29 PM [EST]  |  applies to Michigan

Answers (1)

Brad Glazier
Your employer cannot retaliate if you sue it.

No. It would violate relevant provisions of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act or the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act for an employer to terminate an employee because she filed an age discrimination lawsuit against the employer. Of course, it may prove difficult to work for an employer that you are suing. You should follow up with an attorney in your geographical area for more specific advice.

posted by Brad Glazier  |  Feb 20, 2001 2:37 PM [EST]

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