Age Discrimination Lawyer in Mt Laurel

Defending the Rights of Older Employees - (800) 256-5236

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 about employment laws, contact our Mt Laurel 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.

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.

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 legal advice that is specific to your situation, call our Mt Laurel lawyers at (800) 256-5236 for a consultation.

Signs of Age Discrimination

Age discrimination in the workplace happens when an employer makes a decision regarding hiring, promotions, demotions, or termination based solely on the age of the person. It can be challenging to determine if age discrimination was a factor in a decision, or if someone is favored based on their job performance. Look for specific instances and ways in which your employer was outright discriminatory about your age.

Some instances of age discrimination might include:

  • Comments in the workplace involving age
  • Comparing younger coworkers traits to you
  • Promoting the younger person, even though you are more qualified for the position
  • Older employees having more severe disciplinary consequences
  • Seeing an influx of new hires who are young
  • Being harassed because of your age
  • Firing due to age
  • Deduction of pay or demotion
  • Not hiring you because of your age

If you are experiencing any types of age discrimination at work, you have a legal right to take action and defend your right to a fair workplace.

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