Age discrimination is illegal! Whether you are 70, 50 or even 20 years of age. Under the New York City law, even people under the age of 40 can have a valid claim of age discrimination.
Age discrimination occurs when an employee or prospective employee if treated unfairly because of his or her age.
Furthermore, it does not even matter if the one discriminating is also of the same age range as the one being discriminated against. You may still have a case.
An employer may not discriminate because of age in any area of the employment process, whether it be hiring, firing, raises, promotions, or any term or condition of employment.
Harassment Due to Age
Harassing someone because of their age is illegal
What is the legal definition of harassment?
Harassment can mean comments about an employee's age. Under recent law, almost any comment relating to someone's age can be grounds for a lawsuit. Feel free to call us to let us decide if you have a case.
The harasser can be either a co-worker or a supervisor or even a third party such as a client or customer. Again, feel free to call us to discuss the specific facts of your case.
Furthermore, it is illegal to retaliate against someone because they have complained about Age Discrimination.
Available remedies may include lost wages, emotional distress, punitive damages, and attorneys fees.
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