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Age Harassment Lawyer

What is Age Harassment?

An employer violates both Federal and State law if it discriminatorily refuses to hire, promote, or provide other employment benefits or terminates an employee based on age.  Employees or applicants who are 40 years of age or older are protected by these laws.


Additionally, under the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act, employees over 40 years of age are entitled to a twenty-one (21) day consideration period prior to signing any agreements which waive their rights and have seven (7) days to revoke an agreement that purportedly waives their rights. 

Common Forms of Age Harassment

  • Failure to hire

  • Failure to promote

  • Unequal Pay, training, fringe benefits

  • Unjust suspensions, lay-offs, terminations

Level of Conduct Necessary To Be Illegal

​​The law does not prohibit teasing, offhand comments, or isolated incidents that are not very serious.  Age harassment is illegal when it becomes so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile work environment or when it results in an adverse employment action, such as a termination.

What Should You Do If You Have Been a Victim of Age Harassment?

If you believe that you are a victim of Age harassment, you should reach out to an experienced Age harassment Employment Law Attorney to discuss your unique situation.  As you can tell, every situation is different and no one-sized-fit-all approach will work for every employee.