New York, New Jersey, and Nationwide
If you are over the age of 40 and have been passed over for promotion in favor of someone younger and less experienced than you, the feeling of injustice may be gnawing at you. You may not know what actions you can take, or even if you are legally protected from such a situation.
The experienced age discrimination attorneys at the law firm of Morelli Ratner PC work with individuals like you to seek legal recourse against this type of illegal action, and protect the rights of our clients, regardless of age.
Age Discrimination Act of 1967
Individuals over the age of 40 are protected by the Age Discrimination Act of 1967, which prevents employers from favoring younger employees over those with greater experience and training. This includes discrimination or harassment which takes the form of:
- Derogatory age-related comments
- Paycheck inequality based on age
- Hiring, firing, and layoffs based on age
- Benefits denial based on age
Age discrimination is one type of employment discrimination which affects people of every gender and race, and you should not feel forced to give up your legal protection against age discrimination because you are female or the member of a minority race. Any person may be the victim of employment discrimination, and should seek out legal counsel if age discrimination is creating a hostile or negative work environment.
Protection after Legal Action
If you are considering legal action against your employer but are concerned about losing your job, you should be aware that the law prohibits your employer from terminating your employment or changing the terms of your employment based on your legal action against them. Whether you are a member of a small company or a large corporation, your employer is not permitted to put your job at risk because you are pursuing legal recourse based on age discrimination.
If you are in Long Island, Staten Island, New York City, New York, or New Jersey and have been the victim of age-related employment discrimination, please contact the age discrimination attorneys at Morelli Ratner PC today and let us help you pursue justice. We also serve clients nationwide.