Age Discrimination (ADEA)
DEPENDABLE. RELIABLE. ON YOUR SIDE. Dealing with Age Discrimination in Lehigh County?
Age Discrimination in Lehigh County and Berks County
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) of 1967 makes it unlawful for a qualified employer
to discriminate against an employee or applicant based on the individual’s age. So, contact our Allentown and Reading age discrimination lawyer.
"Who Offers Help with Local Age Discrimination Law Near Me?"
To bring a claim, a plaintiff must be at least 40 years of age or older. And there are several defenses available to the employer. For example, an employer can assert an affirmative defense when the employer can show that an age restriction or differential treatment of older employees is reasonably necessary to the regular operation of a particular job. Additionally, certain types of employees are exempt from coverage under the ADEA. For instance, safety officers, including police and fire, can be subject to mandatory retirement under state and/or local laws. Similarly, elected officials may also be subject to compulsory retirement.