Age Discrimination

The New York City age discrimination attorneys of Risman & Risman, P.C. have extensive experience in handling all types of age discrimination claims. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) is a federally enacted law which specifically prohibits employment discrimination directed at anyone who is 40 years of age or over. Additionally, New York State and New York City provide expansive age discrimination protections to cover individuals of all ages. Our veteran age discrimination attorneys understand the complexities of Federal and New York age discrimination laws and are unyielding in their commitment to correct discriminatory injustice in the workplace.

If you have been discriminated against in the workplace or have questions regarding the ADEA or the New York State or New York City age discrimination laws, our seasoned attorneys can provide you with information regarding your protected rights and legal interests. Please be aware that everyone should have the option to retire, but retirement should never be forced upon you when you are still fully capable and willing to work.

Common Examples of New York Age Discrimination or Federal ADEA Claims:

There are many types of actions that could constitute age discrimination or violate the ADEA. Although not being hired or being fired due to age are the most common actions giving rise to an age discrimination claim or ADEA violation, they are by no means the only actions. Common actions that could give rise to an age discrimination claim or ADEA action include:

Age discrimination involving hiring — While an employer can hire someone older or who has more experience, decisions not to hire someone based on age is discrimination and violates the ADEA; New York State Executive Law and the New York City Human Rights Law;

Age discrimination involving in firing — During downturns in the economy (such as we are currently experiencing), many people get fired. If you are fired because of your age, this is discrimination and a violation of ADEA, the New York State Executive Law and the New York City Human Rights Law;

Age discrimination involving promotions — If you were passed over for promotion because of your age, that is discrimination;

Age discrimination involving benefits — If you are not receiving the same benefits at work as other employees because of your age;

Age discrimination involving job assignments; and

Age discrimination involving training.

Contact a Seasoned and Qualified Age Discrimination Attorney

Clearly, there are many other ways which age discrimination can take shape or form. The New York City age discrimination attorneys of Risman & Risman, P.C. are eager to discuss your concerns with you. There is no charge for the consultation. Please feel free to call us at (212) 233-6400 or contact us online.