What is age discrimination?
Various laws prohibit employers or prospective employers from discriminating on the basis of age, including the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA). Nevertheless, age discrimination remains an unfortunate part of the workplace today. Age discrimination occurs if a qualified individual satisfactorily performing their job is subjected to an adverse employment action on the basis of their age. Since employers rarely identify age as the reason for the adverse action, the individuals can show discrimination through circumstantial evidence. For example, qualified individuals over forty years of age may establish age discrimination if an employer terminates them and replaces them with significantly younger individuals. Another example occurs when a reduction in force overwhelmingly affects employees over forty years old and does not include younger workers.
How can we help you?
If you are over forty (40) years of age and your employer subjected you to an adverse employment action, you may have been subjected to age discrimination. We have successfully represented employees who were subjected to age discrimination and retaliation for reporting the age discrimination through the administrative process before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRA) and through lawsuits filed in federal courts and Pennsylvania State Courts.