Age Discrimination Lawyer Protecting New York Employees

If you are an employee who is over the age of 40, the law protects you from age-based employment discrimination. New York State laws and the New York City Human Rights Law protect older employees, as does the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA). The Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA) amended the ADEA in 1990 and offers even more rigorous protections for older workers. For example, under the OWBPA, employers may not exclude older employees from benefits offered to younger workers.

What Does Age Discrimination Look Like?

If you have been the victim of age bias at your, job don’t hesitate to talk to an age discrimination lawyer in New York about your situation. Age discrimination can be very subtle, so if you feel that your employee rights have been violated, it is wise to talk to a lawyer.

Age based employment discrimination can manifest in many ways including:

  • Being pressured to retire whether by suggestion or threat of termination
  • Being forced to retire
  • During a downsizing most of the layoffs are 40 or older
  • Being passed over for promotion and/or losing a promotion to a younger less qualified employee
  • Employer/supervisor comments about preference for younger workers
  • Refusing to hire a qualified employee based on his or her age
  • Employer otherwise displays a bias against older employees
  • Denying an older employee the opportunity to learn new skills or attend training
  • Valuable accounts or clients being given to younger less experienced workers
  • Being left out of important meetings, with a younger worker taking your place

Discuss Age Discrimination with an Experienced New York Discrimination Lawyer

When your employer makes decisions based on your age and not on your skills, qualifications, or how well you do your job they are breaking the law. Federal, New York State, and New York City laws prohibit age discrimination. If you’ve been subjected to discrimination because of your age, you may be entitled to damages.

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The Law Offices of Fausto E. Zapata, Jr., P.C., can help you assess the strength and value of your case. Contact us to schedule a consultation.

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New York, New York 10007-1109

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Tel: 212-766-9870
Fax: 212-766-9869

© 2018 All Rights Reserved
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