Age Discrimination Is Illegal
In terms of age discrimination, employers have not become more enlightened over time, realizing the value an older, more experienced employee may bring to their businesses. Instead, their techniques of terminating or refusing to hire older workers have become savvier. Regardless of how carefully they strategize and try to work around the laws, age discrimination is still illegal.
We Have Decades Of Employment Law Experience In Pennsylvania
At the law offices of Markowitz & Richman, we have more than 30 years of experience representing older workers who have fallen victim to ageism. The employment law attorneys at our firm know how to look below the surface of an apparent layoff or denied promotion to find the true cause — age discrimination. If you feel an employer has treated you in an unjust and unlawful manner due to your age, you have a right to take action.
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Workplace discrimination of people over the age of 40 is prohibited by the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). Even with equal opportunity laws in place, some employers choose to maintain a younger workforce in order to protect their bottom line. Younger employees generally require lower salaries, are cheaper to insure and are less knowledgeable about their workplace rights.
In an effort to economize, employers may find reasons to lay off, discharge or withhold promotional opportunities from older workers. These actions can be difficult to prove. Having experienced legal representation on your side may be the only way to seek justice.