Combatting Age Discrimination In Workplaces
Age discrimination in the workplace is not supposed to happen; unfortunately, it still does. Some supervisors fear an older employee will not have the skills needed in a modern workplace, regardless of his or her actual qualifications. Other employers simply prefer younger workers and let this preference illegally guide their decisions. Regardless of why, if you have faced discrimination in the workplace because of your age, it can leave you feeling angry, humiliated and hopeless. Fortunately, there is something you can do.
As An Employee Over 40, The Law Is On Your Side
At Krevsky Bowser, we help employees bring a wide range of legal claims against their employers, including claims of age discrimination. Our employment law attorneys have more than 75 years of combined legal experience and have successfully addressed many age discrimination matters in the past.
Employees over 40 years of age are protected by both state and federal employment laws. The federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act prohibit employers from taking discriminatory action against these employees due to their age. This includes issues surrounding:
- Wrongful termination
- Failure to promote
- Compensation and benefits
It is important to note that to win these claims, we must prove that your employer took negative action against you specifically because of your age. For example, if you are over 40 and were fired from your job due to a workplace policy violation, this is not age discrimination. However, if there were layoffs at your workplace and only employees over 40 years old were let go, this may be age discrimination. Each situation is different, so it is important to seek legal advice from an employment lawyer if you have questions about the validity of your claim.
Contact Our Law Firm
Our Harrisburg age discrimination attorneys are ready to help you obtain the justice you seek, whether that is financial compensation, a reinstated job or the fair salary you deserve. Contact us at 717-303-3764 or fill out our online inquiry form to learn more.