Age Is Nothing but a Number: Age Discrimination in the Workplace

What Constitutes as Age Discrimination

For the most part, society is taught to treat their elders with respect but sometimes an exception is made in the workplace. There has been a tendency to treat older workers unfavorably which is why the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission founded the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. The ADEA forbids age discrimination against people who are age 40 or older in work aspects related to hiring, firing, pay, assignments, promotions and other terms of employment. Harassment of a person due to their age is also a violation of the ADEA which include offensive remarks,, teasing, offhand comments based on age. Your harassers can include fellow coworkers and supervisors as well as a client or customer. 

Business Attorney in Los Angeles

Age discrimination can lead to an uncomfortable and hostile work environment. The ADEA ensures that you have the right to protect yourself from such an environment. Hiring an attorney can ensure that those rights are being well-protected. At Mathew & George, our attorneys are knowledgeable when it comes to age discrimination laws. For a consultation, contact us at (310)478-4349.

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