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Defending the Rights of Older Employees

The purpose of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”) is to promote employment of older persons based on their ability rather than age; to prohibit arbitrary age discrimination in employment; and to help employers and workers find ways of meeting problems arising from the impact of age on employment. To learn more, contact our New Jersey and Philadelphia age discrimination attorneys today.

If you feel your ADEA rights may have been violated anywhere in New Jersey or Pennsylvania, or if you would like to ask about your rights under the ADEA, please contact our offices immediately at (800) 256-5236 to speak with an attorney.

Legal Protections for Older Workers

The ADEA protects individuals who are 40 years of age or older from being discriminated against because of their age. The person the employee is being replaced by does not have to be under 40 years old though. For example, it would be unlawful for an employer to fire a 63-year-old employee simply because of her age and replace her with a 42-year-old employee. It is not, however, unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an employee because that person is younger.

"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Protection of the ADEA extends past the point when an employee no longer works for the employer. When post-employment benefits are structured in a way that discriminates against an individual because of that person’s age, such structuring is unlawful.

For more information about age discrimination in employment and the ADEA, contact our age discrimination lawyers in Philadelphia and New Jersey or check out the following websites:

For legal advice that is specific to your situation, call our Philadelphia and  New Jersey employment lawyers at (800) 256-5236 for a consultation.