How to Spot Age Discrimination in the Workplace

According to the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, it is illegal to discriminate against or treat an older employee less favorably because of his/her age – this includes hiring, firing, job assignments, fringe benefits, and any other condition of employment. But even though age discrimination in the workplace is illegal, it’s still a major problem in the U.S. today, especially in times of financial distress. If you are looking for an age discrimination lawyer, contact Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP to see how or whether we can help you.

It’s important to know if you are a victim of age discrimination. Here are some signs that could suggest you are being discriminated against because of your age:

  • Your supervisor comments negatively on your age, such as asking when you plan to retire or remarking that your best working days are behind you.
  • You may be disciplined for doing the same thing a younger employee does.
  • Although you are more qualified than a younger employee, you are passed over for a promotion.
  • Younger employees are being treated differently or are given better assignments than you.
  • Being harassed by co-workers or your supervisor for your age.
  • Your company is only hiring younger employees or you are turned down for a position you are qualified for because of your age.

Currently, the law protects only employees over the age of 40; however, there are many states that have laws in place that can protect younger employees from the same type of discrimination an older employee can receive.

If you believe you are a victim of age discrimination in the workplace, act now. The age discrimination lawyers at Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP have helped numerous clients with their age discrimination cases. If you have a case, we want to hear from you. Contact us today and we will evaluate your case.

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