Age Discrimination Is Illegal – Protect Your Rights
Federal and state law protects employees over the age of 40 from discrimination on the basis of age. Specifically, it is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against any employee because of age with respect to any term, condition or privilege of employment, including hiring, firing, promotion, layoff, compensation, benefits, job assignments and training.
As the workforce is getting older, companies have increasingly begun to eliminate positions and employees on account of age. Many loyal, hardworking and often long-term employees have found themselves unexpectedly facing terminations that jeopardize not only their current income, but also their long-term retirement plans. Such terminations may be further complicated by the offer of a severance package that forces already strained employees to quickly decide whether to give up their legal rights in return for immediate monetary compensation or benefits.
We can help. At Mezibov Butler, our employment attorneys will offer guidance and support no matter your situation. We are prepared to fight to help you keep your job, to help you decide whether to accept a severance agreement or to challenge an employer’s discriminatory action in court or an administrative agency.
Many of the laws relating to age discrimination require employees to act quickly and may require them to go through a federal or state administrative agency prior to filing a claim in court. Accordingly, if you are over 40 and believe that you may be a victim of age discrimination, reach out to Mezibov Butler so that our experienced employment lawyers may assess your situation and provide you with the legal know-how to protect your rights.