New York City Age Discrimination Attorney / New York City Age Harassment Attorney

Contact Us

New York City Age Discrimination / New York City Age Harassment

Age discrimination is when your employer makes decisions based on your age and not on your skills, qualifications, or how well you do your job. Your rights are protected by Federal, New York State, and New York City laws making age discrimination by employers illegal. Both New York State and New York City laws cover more cases than federal law alone. If your workplace has four or more employees, you are protected by the New York City Human Rights Laws against Age Discrimination and/or Age Harassment.

The Law prohibits Age discrimination in:

  • Hiring, firing, and work assignments
  • Salary
  • Benefits
  • Promotions
  • Performance evaluations
  • Discipline

New York City Age Discrimination Law prohibits your employer from discriminating based on age including making statements, asking questions during interviews, or circulating job announcements that suggest a preference for or prejudice against individuals based on his or her age under the Law.

Under Federal laws the EEOC enforces laws against Age Discrimination

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) only forbids age discrimination against people who are forty or older. It does not protect workers under the age of forty, although some states do have laws that protect younger workers from age discrimination if an employer has twenty or more employees.

Not every situation is considered illegal. For instance, an employer can favor an older worker over a younger one, even if both workers are age forty or older. However, discrimination can occur when the victim and the person who inflicted the discrimination are both over forty.

New York Age Discrimination and Work Situations

Just like the New York City age discrimination laws, the ADEA forbids discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, benefits, and any other term or condition of employment.

New York Age Discrimination/Harassment

It is also unlawful to harass a person based of his or her age.

Harassment can include offensive remarks about a person’s age. For those with thin skin, the law does not prohibit simple teasing, offhand comments, or isolated incidents that are not serious. Age related harassment is illegal when it is so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive work environment or when it results in an adverse employment decision such as when the victim of age related discrimination is fired or demoted.

Harassment is not limited to just the victim’s manager; the AEDA also prevents harassment by a supervisor in another area, a co-worker, or someone who is not even an employee of the victim’s employer, such as a client or customer.

New York Age Discrimination and Employment Policies/Practices

The law extends to employment policies or practices that may seem neutral on their face but in application that are supposed to apply to everyone, regardless of age, but can still be illegal if the policy or practice has a negative impact on applicants or employees age forty or older and is not based on a reasonable factor other than age.

Contact the Law Offices of Patel and Soltis to discuss your age discrimination case.

Schedule an Appointment or Contact Us With a Message

We look forward to hearing from you. Please feel free to get in touch via the form. We will get back to you shortly.  Call us at (844) 533-3367 or to contact us directly by email please use:

Speak with our team to get experienced advice

We have over 30 years of legal experience. 

We understand that nothing is more important than the emotional, financial and spiritual health of your family, through its many transitions. We are here to help you. The mission of PCB Law offices is to provide our clients with the best legal advice possible.

Freehold, NJ - For Mail and Service

Jersey City, NJ

Hackensack, NJ

Brooklyn, NY

The Bronx, NY

Rochester, NY

Give Us A Call

(844) 533-3367

Send Us A Message

Address For Service

1 Broad St #5
Freehold, NJ 07728

law firm logo

Office located in Jersey City, NJ; Freehold, NJ; Hackensack, NJ; Brooklyn, NY; Bronx, NY; Rochester, NY along with 5 affiliate offices in India.


We have agents manning phones 24 hours a day for emergencies. 

The Law Offices of Patel, Cardenas, & Bost provide probate, real estate, litigation, cannabis, entertainment, immigration, bankruptcy, foreclosure and loan modification representation to clients throughout the State of New Jersey and New York area with offices in Jersey City, Freehold, Hackensack, The Bronx, Brooklyn, and Rochester. This website is a Legal Advertisement. The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute an attorney client relationship. We are attorneys, but we are not your attorneys until a retainer has been signed.

ATTORNEY ADVERTISING. Past results do not guarantee future outcome. We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for relief under the Bankruptcy Code.

This site is designed to be accessible to and usable by people with and without disabilities. Please contact us if you encounter an accessibility or usability issue on this site.

This Website is for informational purposes only, is not intended as legal advice, and does not substitute for consulting with a lawyer about specific facts and circumstances. This Website does not constitute a solicitation, and your use of this Website does not create any attorney-client relationship between you and the Law Offices of Patel, Cardenas and Bost.

Copyright©2021 by Patel, Cardenas & Bost, LLC. All rights reserved.

Call Now