Age Discrimination

Age Discrimination

Age Discrimination Attorney

All workers who are over the age of forty (40) years old are protected from discrimination at work.

The Age Discrimination Act of 1967 (ADEA) is a Federal Law that protects all workers who are 40 years old or older from discrimination in the workplace based on their age.

The ADEA applies to all employers who have 20 or more employees.  There are numerous State and City ordinances that protect employees who work for smaller companies under the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA).   The PHRA essentially mirrors the ADEA in the protections offered.  Therefore, if you suffered discrimination at work because of your age, you have a claim either under the ADEA or the PHRA.

State and Federal Laws makes it unlawful to discriminate against an employee or a job applicant because of their age.  This discrimination takes form regarding any facet, condition, or privilege of employment including:

  • Hiring
  • Firing
  • Promotions
  • Layoffs
  • Compensation
  • Benefits
  • Assignments
  • Training

Many times age discrimination happens when your employer removes older workers from the workplace and replaces them with younger employees.  Age discrimination also comes in other forms.

If you have been fired, terminated, forced to resign, forced to take early retirement, or forced to take retirement, you may have a claim for age discrimination.

If your employer has passed you over for promotion because your employer wants a more youthful image, you may have a claim for age discrimination.

If your employer has retained younger, inexperienced employees, or seeks to hire only younger employees, then you may have a claim for age discrimination.

What you should do if you believe you were subjected to age discrimination

  • Take good notes as to who is doing the discrimination.
  • Take good notes as to when the discrimination happens.
  • Take good notes as to what you think the discrimination is.
  • Report the discrimination to Human Resources or a supervisor.  If you are being subjected to discrimination by Human Resources or your supervisor, report the discrimination to another supervisor in a different area of the company.
  • Take good notes as to other people who are in a similar job as yours, that have not been subjected to discrimination.
  • Consult an attorney – Report the discrimination to the EEOC and/or the PaHRC.

How Can Robert Maizel Help You?

I am an experience employment lawyer who handles these matters regularly.  Our team investigates your claim to secure all of the information to help obtain a positive resolution to your case.  We know the law and we understand your needs.  No matter what your question, please feel free to call us at 215-695-3000 to discuss your case.  All consultations are free of charge.

Robert Maizel, Esquire

Robert Maizel is an Experienced Trial Attorney in Philadelphia with over fifteen years of trial experience.

You will speak to an attorney about your case!

Saffern & Weinberg has offices located in both Center City Philadelphia and Jenkintown, Pennsylvania.  Attorney Robert Maizel is a Partner with the Law Offices of Saffren & Weinberg.

Robert Maizel is associated with, and is Special Counsel with the Law Firm of Saffren & Weinberg. Robert Maizel is not a Law Firm, and rather Robert Maizel is affiliated with the Law Firm of Saffren & Weinberg.  All clients shall formulate an agreement with the Law Firm of Saffren & Weinberg, with the option of hiring Robert Maizel as lead counsel on your case to be heard in the State Courts of Pennsylvania, and Marc Weinberg as the lead counsel in cases to be heard in the Federal Courts of Pennsylvania.  Mr. Maizel handles all actions in the Administrative Courts of Pennsylvania including the EEOC and PaHRC.

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