It can happen at any age. Whether you’re just starting your career or nearing the end of it. Age discrimination affects all employees. Not only can it hurt your company but is illegal under federal or state law.
The age discrimination lawyers at Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, know how painful it can be when you get discriminated against just because of how old you are. This is why we work tirelessly to make sure all employees are treated fairly in the workplace, no matter what gender, race, sexual orientation, or age they may be.
What is Considered Age Discrimination?
According to the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act, employers cannot take age into account when it comes to their employees. For instance, an employer cannot just hire younger workers or target older workers for layoffs. In addition, employers cannot make assumptions based on age – such as thinking an older worker is not familiar with the latest trends in technology.
Current laws only protect employees over the age of 40, yet there are many states that have laws in place that can protect younger employees.
For more information on spotting the signs of age discrimination, please read this article.
How Our Age Discrimination Lawyers Can Help You
Sanford Heisler Sharp has spent several years helping employees of all ages battle against discrimination in the workplace. Here are a few cases that we are currently working on that involve age discrimination:
- A female corporate executive was passed over for a promotion by a younger colleague and then was terminated after 35 years with the company.
- Despite having 15 years of experience in real estate management, a 66-year-old female Chief Operating Officer was passed over for a promotion in favor of a younger male executive with less experience.
- A senior female employee was terminated from her job as because of her gender, age, and medical condition.
Contact Sanford Heisler Sharp for Representation
If you are experiencing discrimination in the workplace because of your age, it’s time to seek legal advice. Contact the employment lawyers at Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP for an evaluation of your case.