Has An Employer Mistreated You Due To Age Or Disability?
The attorneys at Mitchell Pollack & Associates PLLC offer more than 25 years of experience to people discriminated against on the basis of age or disability. We will fight for protection of your rights and pursue justice on your behalf when you have suffered unlawful discrimination.
Prohibited workplace discrimination in relation to age or disability includes bias in:
- Hiring and firing practices
- Pay, benefits, training and job assignments
- Promotions, demotions and layoffs
- Other aspects of employment
Harassment by a supervisor, co-worker or client in the workplace, including offensive comments or jokes made about a person’s age or disability, are also prohibited, as are retaliatory actions.
An employment practice that does not have a reasonable basis, or has a negative impact on employees or job applicants age 40 or older, or who have a disability, is also considered discriminatory.
Disability discrimination is less favorable treatment against a job applicant or employee who has a qualified disability, and is prohibited under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may also be protected by the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Pregnancy discrimination is also illegal and protected by the ADA and FMLA.
Likewise, age discrimination, defined as a less favorable treatment against an employee or job applicant age 40 or older, is prohibited by the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). Employees or applicants under the age of 40 are not protected by the ADEA.
Prompt Action Is Important
It is crucial to the success of your case that you seek counsel experienced in employment law immediately upon suffering age or disability discrimination. Timely filing and collection of evidence is of the utmost importance. Our compassionate and skilled lawyers will carefully and thoughtfully investigate the circumstances surrounding your claim.