The New York City attorneys at the Law Office of Risman & Risman, P.C. have extensive experience in handling employment law claims, including age discrimination and Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) claims.
The 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 also have age discrimination statutes which protect individuals of all ages from discrimination based on an employee’s age. The New York age discrimination attorneys at the Law Offices of Maya Risman, P.C. understand the complexities of age discrimination laws and are willing to stand by your side and protect your rights.
If you have been discriminated against in the workplace or have questions regarding ADEA, an experienced New York employment lawyer can help you protect your rights and legal interests. Everyone should have the option to retire, but retirement should never be forced upon you when you are still capable and willing to work.
Some Common Examples of New York Age Discrimination or Federal ADEA Claims
There are many types of actions that could constitute age discrimination or violate 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. Other 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.
Clearly, there are many other ways which age discrimination can take shape or form. The age discrimination attorneys at the Law Office 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.