In general, employees who are over the age of 40 are members of a protected class. The law protects you from being discriminated against with respect to hiring, firing, layoffs, promotions, compensation, benefits and job assignment decisions. Too often employers treat older employees unfairly, because they believe they are incapable of keeping up with modern technologies, are a drain on company resources, or cannot be productive workers.
Employees are often afraid to stand up for their rights due to fear of job loss. The law protects you from retaliation if you are a whistleblower or report unlawful discrimination. Contact us today to determine if you are owed lost wages, benefits, or other compensation because of your employer’s discrimination.