${site.data.firmName}${SEMFirmNameAlt}
Whistleblower: 800-406-8013
Employment: 856-208-5748

Discrimination based on age may prompt lawsuit

With the baby-boomer general aging, there are currently many older people in work force. Despite the years of experience these individuals bring to their jobs, and the practice being illegal, some of these individuals face workplace discrimination based on their age. The discrimination could take many forms including the failure to:

  • Hire
  • Promote
  • Properly compensate

The termination of employment might also be construed as age discrimination. Individuals who believe they are the victim of discrimination based on their age can take legal action.

A Pennsylvania woman, who worked a counseling services job, recently did this very thing. According to the woman, despite being well qualified and being an outstanding performer, she was fired from her job as director of psychological health after more than a year and a half, without cause. At the time she was 60 years old.

In her lawsuit she claims that her former employer hired mental health professionals who were younger and less qualified than she was. She also alleges that despite being told she was a candidate for hire with the Air Force, after she lost her job she was not hired because of her age. In her previous job she counseled member of the Air Force.

As a result of these actions the woman seeks a variety of things including compensation for lost fringe benefits, front pay, back pay, attorney fees and court costs.

People who believe that they are the victim of any type of workplace discrimination should take steps to protect their rights. For most, the first step in doing so is consulting with an employment lawyer.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Tell Us About Your Legal Issue

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Contact

Philadelphia
1500 JFK Blvd, Suite 520
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Phone: 856-208-5748
Fax: 856-494-1707
Philadelphia Law Office Map

Marlton
525 Route 73 North
Suite 104
Marlton, NJ 08053

Phone: 856-874-8146
Phone: 856-208-5748
Fax: 856-494-1707
Map & Directions