Age Discrimination Rights in Pennsylvania
September 25, 2018
Age discrimination occurs when an applicant or employee is treated differently because of his or her age. This behavior is prohibited by federal law and some state laws. Older people have a right to be treated fairly in the workplace.
What Is Age Discrimination in Pennsylvania?
Age discrimination in Pennsylvania is regulated by the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). This law protects employees and applicants who are over 40 years old from being discriminated against solely based on their age. This important protection exclusively protects those over 40, so workers under that age are not covered under federal law. These rights extend to the hiring, firing, promotions, layoffs, and benefits portions of the employment process. The Older Workers Benefit Protection Act also stops employers from discriminating based on age when providing benefits like retirement, health insurance, or life insurance. Employment litigation may be necessary when an employee wants to pursue an age discrimination lawsuit against their employer.
Contact the Pennsylvania Employment Litigation Attorneys at Quinn Logue Today
The experienced employment litigation attorneys at Quinn Logue understand what it is like to go up against an employer who has far more money, resources, and connections to defend themselves against lawsuits. At times, this imbalance of power can make for an unfair playing field. The attorneys at Quinn Logue have both the legal experience and the resources necessary to prove your age discrimination case in court. To learn more about how we can help you, reach out to our law firm. Provide us a quick explanation of your legal concern and your contact information on our online form, and we will reach out to you soon. You can also call us (412) 765-3800.
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