Unfortunately, as the number of baby boomers rise in the workforce, the number of age discrimination complaints increase too. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, between 1997 and 2007, nearly 19,000 complaints were filed annually.
Understanding Age Discrimination
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act states that it is illegal for any employment discrimination to occur to employees 40 years of age or older. This applies to employers with more than 20 employees. This applies not only to employees, but also to applicants at businesses. This discrimination cannot occur when hiring, with compensation, training, benefits, promotions, layoffs, firing, and any other job-related condition. It is also illegal to advertise job openings for those under the age of 40.
What is Disparate Treatment?
These claims allege that employers single out employees because of their age. Their age is the motivation for certain employment action that age discrimination occurs within. If you’re pursuing an age discrimination case, a plaintiff must provide direct evidence to prove their claim. For instance, they must prove a history of harassment. Information about how a policy has affected older employees can be used to prove an age discrimination case in New Jersey. Ultimately, these age discrimination claims can be complex. This requires the help of an experienced employment law attorney who is familiar with these claims and has a proven track record of success.
Damages Included in an Age Discrimination Lawsuit
The damages you could win from an age discrimination cases depends on the loss including lost wages, attorney’s fees, emotional damages and punitive damages. Our legal team can evaluate your case and give you a professional opinion on what we think your discrimination lawsuit is worth.
Contact an Experienced Cherry Hill Criminal Defense Lawyer About Your Age Discrimination Case in New Jersey
Were you a victim of age discrimination in New Jersey? If so, speaking to an experienced employment law attorney as soon as possible about your case is important. The attorneys at Begelman & Orlow, P. C. have successfully represented clients who have experienced age discrimination in Camden, Gloucester Township, Pennsauken, Voorhees, and throughout New Jersey. Call 856-547-7400 or fill out the online contact form to schedule a consultation with a member of our legal team. We have an office conveniently located at 411 NJ-70, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034, as well as offices located in Conshohocken, PA.
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