The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”) and state laws in Pennsylvania and New Jersey prohibit discrimination on the basis of age. Under the ADEA, individuals who are over 40 years of age are protected from being terminated, demoted or otherwise discriminated against because of their age. The ADEA also protects individuals over 40 years of age who are not hired for a position on the basis of their age or who are subjected to a hostile work environment because of their age. Under New Jersey law, an employer may not make decisions on the basis of your age regardless of how old you are.
Bell & Bell LLP attorneys have successfully handled hundreds of workplace discrimination and harassment cases, many of which included claims of age discrimination.
Determining whether to pursue a legal claim is an important decision. You should be aware of your rights and prepared to take action if your rights are violated. Bell & Bell LLP offers free initial consultations, and we will take the time necessary to understand your situation and concerns.
If you believe that you have been discriminated against because of your age, you should seek immediate legal assistance. For a consultation with a lawyer at Bell & Bell LLP regarding age discrimination, call 215.569.2500 or contact us online.