Pursuing Justice For Employees Who Have Experienced Age Discrimination

Age discrimination is an ongoing problem in many industries, among many employers. As an employee or prospective hire, it can be tremendously discouraging to be held back and treated unfairly simply because you’re 40 or older. It’s illegal for employers to engage in age discrimination, and you can hold them accountable.

At Levy Ratner in New York City, we can help you. Our employment attorneys draw on decades of experience representing employees in discrimination cases. We understand the intricacies of the law. We know how to use the right leverage and legal strategies to get our clients compensation, fair treatment and favorable outcomes.

What Must You Prove To Be Successful In An Age Discrimination Claim?

The federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits employers from taking adverse action against employees or prospective employees because of their age (40 and older). State and local laws in New York and New Jersey also prohibit age discrimination.

To break it down further:

  • The employee (or prospective hire) must show that they experienced an adverse employment action, which might include getting fired or laid off, being held back from promotions, being treated differently with respect to employment terms and conditions, or not being treated fairly during the hiring process.
  • The employer has the opportunity to provide a legitimate, nondiscriminatory reason for the employment action they took.
  • The employee then has an opportunity to refute the employer’s stated reason.

Working with a skilled employment lawyer is essential for addressing each of these elements in a compelling and comprehensive manner.

What Kinds of Compensation Can You Recover?

Under federal, state and local law (where applicable), employees who succeed in establishing an age discrimination claim can pursue compensation for:

  • Past and future pay
  • Lost benefits
  • Expenses related to finding a new job
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages

Our team can assess your situation and advise you on what you can expect to potentially recover in your case.

Find Out If You Have an Age Discrimination Claim – And How We Can Help

We invite you to reach out to our team to learn more about how we can help you if you have experienced age discrimination in the workplace. Based in New York City, we handle these cases in both New York and New Jersey.

Call 212-627-8100 or reach out to us online to get started today.