What is the ADEA and does it protect me?

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act  of 1967 (“ADEA”) protects employees from employment discrimination based upon age in the workplace.   The ADEA applies to individuals that are 40 years or older working for an employer with 20 or more employees.   The ADEA protects employees and job applicants.   It is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an individual because of their age with respect to any term, condition, or privilege of employment.   It is illegal to retaliate against an individual for opposing employment practices that discriminate based on age or for filing an age discrimination charge, cooperating or participating in any investigation, proceeding or litigation under the ADEA.    Employees who are less than 40 years of age or who work for an employer with more than 4 but less than 20 employees should consult the New York Human Rights Law to determine whether its employer’s conduct is prohibited by the ADEA.   If you or a loved one has been the victim of an ADEA claim then please contact the attorneys of Bashian & Papantoniou to set up a one-hour consultation to discuss your potential remedies. Read More

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