Pittsburgh Age Discrimination Lawyer
In 1967, Congress passed the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).
This Act is designed to prevent employers from using age as a way of limiting
opportunities for employees who are 40 years of age or older. We provide
experienced representation for both employers and employees involving the ADEA.
If you are being discriminated against because of your age or you have
been accused of discriminating against your employees because of their
age, we can help.
Contact a Pittsburgh age discrimination attorney online or call (412) 453-3341 to schedule a consultation.
Age Discrimination in the Workplace
The ADEA, as well as Pennsylvania law, only provides discrimination protection
for those who are 40 or older. If you are under the age of 40, you cannot
file a claim under the ADEA, although you may have other options if you
workplace discrimination . ADEA violations can take many forms and may occur in situations where:
- Younger employees are being hired or older employees are passed over for promotion
- Better paid older employees are being laid off before less expensive younger employees
- Older employees are denied job skills training
- Older employees are being paid less than younger employees
- Older employees have experienced a loss of fringe benefits
This type of discrimination can be difficult to prove. Although it is rare
that an employer will tell an employee that he or she was being terminated
because of age, the ADEA allows an employee to prove that an employer
is using certain criteria as a pretext to discriminate against older employees.
West Pennsylvania employment law attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience and are skilled at handling
complex matters under the ADEA.
Make Sure Your Rights Are Protected
ADEA violations are serious and can result in significant financial consequences
for the offending employer. Victims of discrimination may be entitled
to numerous remedies including back pay, future pay, payment for loss
of benefits or pension, and attorney's fees. In some cases, a successful
claimant may be able to receive double damages and noneconomic damages.
If you are an employee who has experienced discrimination, retaliation
or wrongful termination based on your age, you do not have to accept it
as a part of growing older. If you are an employer who has been falsely
accused of ADEA violations, you cannot afford to have inexperienced counsel
handle your case. At our
Pittsburgh law firm, we have the skill and knowledge to effectively protect your rights in court.
Call for a Consultation With a Monroeville Wrongful Discharge Attorney
If you have any issues regarding discrimination based on age,
contact a Pennsylvania back pay lawyer online or call (412) 453-3341 to schedule an initial consultation.