When An Employer Decides You're Too Old

Federal and state laws such as the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Rhode Island Fair Employment Practices Act and the Massachusetts Fair Employment Practices Act prohibit employers from discriminating against employees and job applicants on the basis of age. These laws protect people who are 40 years of age and older from age-based discrimination. Discrimination can occur in hiring, compensation, benefits, promotion, training opportunities, job assignments, demotion, termination of employment, layoff and any other terms and conditions of employment.

It Is Illegal To Retaliate Against An Employee For:

  • opposing an age-based discriminatory employment practice;
  • complaining about age discrimination;
  • filing an age discrimination charge or complaint;
  • testifying or participating in an investigation or proceeding involving age discrimination.

Contact Us

Call 401-400-3839 if you believe that you have suffered discrimination and/or if you have reported discrimination and believe that you have been retaliated against. You may also contact the Law Offices of Louise A. Herman for a free consultation.