Age discrimination is illegal under Pennsylvania and federal law. To bring a claim for age discrimination, you must be at least forty (40) years old.
Age discrimination occurs when an employee is fired, laid off, demoted, not hired, or denied a promotion because of his or her age. This includes when employers take an action against an employee because of assumptions about how people of a certain age group behave, or when they typically retire.
When employers undergo reductions in force and needs to lay people off, sometimes they choose older employees first. If you have been offered a severance agreement following a layoff for a reduction in force, it is important to have an attorney review that severance agreement before you sign it. The Older Workers Benefits Protection Act contains several requirements for a waiver of age discrimination rights to be enforceable.
If you believe you have been a victim of age discrimination, contact an age discrimination lawyer at Elzer Law Firm, LLC today for a free consultation.
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