Age Discrimination in employment is illegal under New Jersey State Law and Federal Law. Older employees and persons over 40 years of age may be stereotyped as not being as advanced, worthful, fast, innovative, effective or as valuable as younger workers, despite their high level of expertise, training, years of experience, and proven competence in management, an array of job skills, and decision making. When older persons, and especially those over 40 are laid off, they may have a harder time finding comparable new employment than would their younger counterparts. Age discrimination may occur in any type of job description, at any level of skill or management, in terms of an employer's applying age as a factor in not offering you or denying you the same opportunities as other employees, by example, not being offered or being denied training of new skills that are offered to younger workers, and possible wrongful termination in layoff decisions.
Age Harassment includes offensive jokes and more subtle hostile acts such as being treated differently in terms of the quality of the work environment that creates a hostile work environment.
If you complained about age discrimination or harassment by your employer or other co-workers, or that you were being treated differently in terms of your pay, the quality and conditions of your work environment, opportunities for advancement, and then you were terminated, or retaliated against in terms of the quality and conditions of your work environment or job assignments, you may have a valid claim for illegal retaliation for exercising your civil rights.
For a free consultation contact Hope A. Lang at
(201) 599‑9600 with your employment discrimination questions today.
Hope A. Lang, Attorney at Law, represents employees throughout New Jersey in complex employment discrimination lawsuits. She accepts cases from all counties in Northern, Southern, and Central New Jersey and has locations in central, western and northern New Jersey to meet with clients. If you believe that you have been discriminated against due to gender identity or other protected characteristic, such as age, disability, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or national origin, or in retaliation for reporting what you believed to be illegal acts of your employer, she can help you. It is important to know your rights as an employee.