Under the New York State and New York City Human Rights Laws, it is unlawful for any employer to discriminate against an employee based on his or her age. Additionally, the Age Discrimination and Employment Act provides federal protection to employees over the age of 40. Age discrimination manifests itself in a number of ways, including pay discrepancies, unequal benefits, lack of advancement opportunities, harassment, and unlawful hiring and firing practices.
While an employer may engage in certain age-related activities which are necessary and legitimate, an employer may not violate your statutory rights. At Rapaport Law Firm, our team of professionals routinely handles issues related to age discrimination in employment. We navigate through complex issues to ensure employees are afforded their proper protections under the law.
No employee should be treated unfairly or prejudicially because of their age. If your employer has discriminated against you as a result of your age, call us today.