Age Discrimination

Age Discrimination in the workplace

If you have been fired without a good reason or based on your age? If so, you may be able to assert a claim pursuant to the Massachusetts and Federal employment discrimination statutes.

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended, (ADEA) prohibits discrimination based on age (40 and over). The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability and in July 1992 began to apply to nearly all employers in the United States.  Although these are federal laws, Massachusetts raises the bar to include additional protections under the Massachusetts Employment Practices Act, M.G.L. c. 151B.

It shall be an unlawful practice pursuant to Massachusetts law for an employer, by himself or his agent, because of the age of an employee to refuse to hire or employ or to bar or to discharge from employment such individual or to discriminate against such individual in compensation or in terms, conditions or privileges of employment, unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification. The state law are administered by the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD).

If you believe you have been the victim of age discrimination, please contact the lawyers at Goldstein and Clegg today at 781 595 3800