Everybody gets older — it's a simple fact of life. In the workplace, older employees generally bring more experience and leadership qualities than younger employees. But many employers also view older workers as having more health problems, taking more time off from work, and being slower to learn to use new technologies and techniques.
If employers make hiring, firing, or promotional decisions based strictly on that perception, that is age discrimination. We can enforce your employment law rights. Contact our offices online or call us to meet with an experienced New Jersey employment attorney. Age discrimination was made illegal by the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (commonly known as the ADEA). The ADEA states that age cannot be a factor in decisions regarding any of the following:
- Firing and “wrongful termination”
- Promotions and demotions
- Compensation and benefits
- Terms of employment
- Employee privileges
Under federal law, employees 40 years old and older can bring age discrimination claims. Under New York and New Jersey law, however, you only need to be 18 years old or older to be protected from age discrimination. In fact, New York and New Jersey law prohibit "reverse" age discrimination if an employer discriminates against an employee because it perceives him or her to be too young.Experienced, Reputable Attorneys to Fight for Your Rights
We fight against all forms of age discrimination. An influential leader among New York and New Jersey employment law firms, we have worked on numerous precedent-setting cases that have improved employment law rights for employees.
Our success is derived from the aggressive, dedicated representation we provide to each client. If you have suffered age discrimination, contact is online or call us to schedule an appointment with an experienced, knowledgeable attorney.
Our offices are located in Roseland, New Jersey, Hackensack, New Jersey, and New York City, New York.