Age Discrimination Attorneys in New Jersey
Was Your Age a Factor in Mistreatment at Work?
Americans who are 40 years old or older are federally protected from discrimination at work based on their age. Despite this protection, age discrimination can be a disturbingly common phenomenon in workplaces all across the United States. As the average retirement age rises, this form of mistreatment can become an especially problematic threat for aging workers who need employment to afford their ways of life.
Burnham Douglass Attorneys At Law is a NJ employment law firm that can provide legal support if you have experienced age discrimination at work. Even if you’re not sure whether or not your employer has mistreated you, we can help you work through your claim to assess its validity and what you can recover in fair and just compensation for a violation of your civil rights.
If you think you need to hold an employer accountable for treating you unfairly at work, contact an age discrimination lawyer in New Jersey from Burnham Douglass Attorneys At Law for help.
Submit an online form or contact us by calling 856-751-5505. We offer free consultations, availability after hours and weekends, and the possibility of same-day appointments when you reach out.
What Are Signs of Age Discrimination?
No employee should experience mistreatment of any kind, and especially not if their rights are protected by federal law. Despite this, age discrimination can be surprisingly common and even accepted in certain scenarios when employees may be unaware of what’s really going on.
Common ways signs that age discrimination is occurring at work can include the following:
- Younger workers are consistently replacing older ones that were fired or laid off
- You were terminated so your employer can keep younger, lower-paying staff
- Older workers are passed over for promotions despite their qualifications
- An employer is encouraging retirement or forcing you to retire
- Certain company policies are inherently discriminatory against older employees
- Older employees are excluded from company events and team-building exercises
- Reprimands are being focused on employees of a certain age group
- Your supervisor makes disparaging or insulting comments about your age
It can sometimes be difficult to discern whether or not you are a victim of age discrimination. This is because employers who engage in it are often aware that it’s an unlawful practice and may seek to conceal their intentions.
Consulting with an age discrimination attorney like one of ours from Burnham Douglass Attorneys At Law can help you validate your claim and move forward by taking legal action against your employer.
How to Prove Your Age Discrimination Claim
In order to have a valid claim against your employer for age discrimination, your case should meet several requirements.
- You must be over 40 years old
- You must have evidence showing you suffered an adverse employment action (termination, harassment, etc.)
- You must prove your employer’s action are a result of your age
When building your claim, the more evidence you have, the stronger your case is. The evidence may come from written notes, comments a supervisor made, or chat messages between your colleagues. Make sure you keep notes and records of everything you’ve experienced in relation to your case. Work with a knowledgeable lawyer to help ensure you have the right evidence and guidance on how to navigate your case.
Reach out to Us for Legal Assistance
If you need help validating your claim and pursuing legal action against an employer, reach out to an age discrimination attorney in New Jersey from Burnham Douglass Attorneys At Law for help. We can help you recover fair and just compensation from an employer who has violated your rights.
We offer a free consultation to all prospective clients, and can facilitating meetings over the phone, in-person, or by teleconference. We can also provide availability after normal business hours and over the weekend.
When you’re ready, contact us online to learn more about how you can meet with one of our attorneys.