Q Am I protected from age discrimination in the workplace in Connecticut? Why is it so hard to prove?
In Connecticut, you are protected from age discrimination in the workplace. But age discrimination is still difficult to prove. Here is why. Some Courts have interpreted the rules so that you must prove that but for age discrimination you would not have been fired (or demoted, or whatever bad happened to you). This is a very difficult standard to overcome. This is unfortunate becuase it allows from some age discrimination to occur, but not enought to be the proximate cause of the harm. Compare the "but for" rule to a rule that said as long as age discrimination was a part of the reason someone got fired the you win. You can see the difference. In the later, no part of age discrimination is permitted. In the former, age discrimination is allowed as long as it is not so bad that is becomes the proximate cause of the harm.
Because of this very difficult standard of proof it is very important to get legal advice before things get really bad. At least you need to know what it really takes to bring a winning case in Court.
If you or anyone you you know is the victim of age discrimination in Connecticut or even Rhode Island contact the employment lawyers at The Bartinik Law Firm, PC., 100 Fort Hill Road, Groton, Connecticut at 860-445-8521 or toll free at 888-717-4211.