Age Discrimination

Age discrimination occurs when an applicant or employee is treated less favorably because of his or her age. The Age Discrimination In Employment Act (ADEA) is the federal law that prohibits age discrimination in the work place, providing protection to individuals who are 40 years or older.

Age discrimination can effect many employment-related decisions, such as hiring, firing, pay, and decisions regarding job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, and fringe benefits.

Particularly when someone has worked for one employer for many years, and is fired or laid off, consultation with an employment lawyer is important to determine how the job loss will affect valuable benefits like a pension or employer-sponsored health insurance. I have experience evaluating and litigating age discrimination claims. I have negotiated severance or separation agreements on behalf of older workers, which resolved age discrimination claims.