Age Discrimination in the Workplace

Age Discrimination in the Workplace

Age discrimination in the workplace is illegal in New York. The Law Office of Vincent P. White has established itself as the leading employment discrimination law firm for employees who have been discriminated on the basis of age.

Federal, state, and city laws have been established to protect employees from age discrimination. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protects employees over the age of 40 from being discriminated against due to their age. The Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA) protects against employers denying benefits to workers because of their age.

Examples of Age Discrimination

Employers are not allowed to hire, fire, promote, or decide an employee’s compensation on the basis of their age. If you are over the age of 40 and have been harmed by a decision at the workplace affecting your employment, you may  be the victim of “ageism.”  Ageism is stereotyping or discriminated against employees or groups of individuals on the basis of their age.

Age Discrimination in the workplace can take place in many forms.  Some acts of age discrimination are clear, while other instances can be more subtle.  Some examples of unlawful age discrimination include:

  • Laying off older employees with higher salaries
  • Company refusing to hire employees over certain age
  • Not providing training to older employees
  • Passing over an older employee for promotion in favor of younger employee
  • Forced retirement
  • Comments such as “Not a good fit for company culture”

New York Age Discrimination Attorneys

If you have been discriminated against on the basis of your age, you need an experienced employment discrimination attorney to protect your rights in the workplace.   The Law Office of Vincent P. White can answer your questions, and advise you of your legal rights and options. Feel free to call now for a free consultation.