Options for Relief for Victims of Age Discrimination
If you or a loved one has been the victim of age discrimination, you may be entitled to various forms of relief. In many cases, you must file a complaint in court to seek damages or other relief for the discrimination you suffered. Working with an experienced employment lawyer can help you file the claims, argue your case, overcome resistance, and get the compensation you deserve.
If you were denied a position because of your age, you may be entitled to receive back pay for the position. When a job refuses to hire you because of your age, it is unlikely that you would want to get a court to give you that job anyway – but you can still receive the pay you should have gotten for working that job. If you were a properly qualified candidate, but you were passed up to hire someone younger than you, you could receive back pay and other damages for the failure to hire.
If you were forced out of your job because of your age, you could recoup any of the benefits you lost. If you were forced into retirement or quit because of on-the-job harassment or mistreatment, you may have missed out on pay raises, cost of living adjustments, and benefits. If you missed the vesting of certain benefits, like pensions, stock options, or retirement packages because of age discrimination, you may be entitled to reclaim those benefits by filing a discrimination lawsuit.
Any other related damages may also be paid. This includes damages for embarrassment, humiliation, emotional distress, and other damages. You could also receive compensation for your expenses in pursuing legal action, including attorney’s fees. Lastly, you may be entitled to punitive damages against your former or would-be employer.
North Jersey Age Discrimination Attorney
Facing discrimination because of something you cannot control is extremely unprofessional and undermines the hard work you put into your job. If you or a loved one suffered workplace discrimination because of your age, contact an age discrimination attorney in North Jersey today. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Usmaan Sleemi represent victims of age discrimination in Essex and Bergen counties. For a free consultation on your case, contact our law offices today at 973-453-4060.