Filing a Lawsuit for Age Discrimination at Work
If you were discriminated against because of your age, you could potentially file a lawsuit against the employer or labor union that committed the discriminatory act. A lawsuit for age discrimination must be filed with New Jersey’s Superior Court and must be filed within two years of the discriminatory act. If you file your claim after two years, there is a possibility that the court may bar your claim.
There are several remedies available for the victims of age discrimination. For example, if age discrimination caused an employee to lose certain benefits, those benefits may be awarded to the employee. Employees that were discriminated against during the hiring process may receive the job they applied for, with back pay and interest included. There are also damages for pain, humiliation, and emotional distress caused as a result of the age discrimination.
You should not fear reprisal for filing an age discrimination claim against your employer or a company you applied to. The LAD also protects against reprisals by employers for employees and anyone who assists the employee with an age discrimination claim. However, because New Jersey’s employment discrimination laws are complex, it is in your best interests to seek legal help from an experienced age discrimination lawsuit lawyer if you wish to file a claim.
Essex County, NJ Age Discrimination Attorney for Workers
If you or a family member has experienced age discrimination at work or while applying for a job, you should speak with an experienced Essex County age discrimination attorney today. The Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi is dedicated to helping the workers of New Jersey fight against discriminatory practices by employers and labor unions. To schedule a free consultation about age discrimination, call the Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi at (973) 453-4060 or contact us online.