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Age Discrimination in New York

Derek Smith Law Group, PLLC is a New York City age discrimination law firm that strives to protect older workers from age-based discrimination or harassment in the workplace. With our understanding of New York age discrimination law, our discrimination attorneys in New York City act as mediators as well as litigate to recover losses due to workplace unfairness. In many areas of industry, even those not traditionally known for an age bias, instances are beginning to occur where job assessments, promotions, raises, and other metrics are being driven by an employee's age. Reverse this disturbing trend by discussing your case with our New York discrimination lawyers. Your discrimination attorney in New York City at Derek Smith Law Group, PLLC is here for you.

New York discrimination attorneys that defend worker rights

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) protects those 40 years of age or older from age discrimination in New York City. Under the ADEA, it is unlawful to discriminate against job applicants or employees because of their age.

This encompasses any condition or privilege of employment including all forms of compensation and benefits. A discrimination lawyer in New York City can advise you of the applicable laws.

If employees work for state or federal governments or employers with 20 or more workers, ADEA protects them from age discrimination. ADEA applies to employment agencies and labor organizations as well.

It is also unlawful to retaliate against individuals for opposing employment practices that discriminate based on age or filing a lawsuit under the ADEA. 

Derek Smith Law Group, PLLC has highly skilled New York City discrimination attorneys to assist you.

Job notices must comply with New York City discrimination law

The ADEA makes it unlawful to include age preferences or specifications in job notices or advertisements. But where age is a bona fide occupational qualification for the job, notices or ads may specify an age limit.

While the ADEA does not specifically prohibit an employer from asking for your age or birth date, such inquiries may deter older workers from applying for employment. New York discrimination attorneys can review these requests for age information to determine if they are lawful. If you have any questions, Derek Smith Law Group, PLLC has discrimination lawyers in New York City available for consultation.

Fair worker benefits prevent discrimination in New York City

The Older Workers Benefit Protection Act of 1990 (OWBPA) amended the ADEA to prohibit employers from denying benefits to older employees. An employer may reduce benefits based on age only if the cost of providing the reduced benefits to older workers is equal to the cost of providing benefits to younger workers. Know the benefits and options available to you by speaking with the New York City discrimination lawyers at

Derek Smith Law Group, PLLC today.

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If you need a New York City discrimination attorney or information on ADEA waivers or age discrimination lawsuits, please contact Derek T. Smith, Esq. at the law firm of Derek Smith Law Group, PLLC by calling our toll-free number 877-469-5297.

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