Age Discrimination

We aggressively represent individuals who have been discriminated against on the basis of age in violation of The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (“ADEA”); New York State and City laws, as well as under the laws of other states.

The ADEA protects employees and job applicants who are 40 years of age or older from employment discrimination based on age.  Such discrimination violates the ADEA when it is applied to terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, including hiring, firing, promotion, layoff, compensation, benefits, job assignments, and training.

The ADEA and other laws prohibiting age discrimination also prohibit apprenticeship programs, and job postings or advertisements, which include age limitations as a factor.

We vigorously litigate claims in which an employer attempts to retaliate against an individual for exercising their rights under the anti-discrimination laws.  Indeed, it is unlawful to retaliate against an individual for opposing employment practices that the individual in good faith believes are discriminatory on the basis of age.  In addition, an employer may not retaliate against an individual for filing a discrimination charge, testifying, or participating in any way in an investigation, proceeding, or litigation involving age discrimination.

For more information regarding federal law prohibiting age discrimination, please visit our Articles & FAQs page.  If you would like to consult with us or have questions concerning your particular situation, please contact us.