Although older employees can be a valuable asset in the workplace by offering greater insight and expertise, they are often illegally discriminated against due to misconceptions about the relationship between their age and employment. Employers may operate on the false assumption that older employees would cost the employer more in medical expenses, cost them more in wages due to their experience, or be less diligent workers. Consequently, under the guise of reasons unrelated to age- such as corporate restructuring or downsizing- employers may justify unfavorable treatment toward older employees.
If you have been fired, denied a promotion, or reassigned to different job duties because of your age, you may be a victim of age discrimination. Under the federal and state laws that protect the rights of employees aged 40 and above, we can advocate your rights and help you seek justice.