Some employers believe they have an ‘image to maintain’ but this vision does not override or supersede the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
New York, New York (PRWEB) October 17, 2011
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and a number of New York employment discrimination lawyers have seen an increase in age discrimination complaints filed since the economic downturn.
In early 2011, the EEOC reported that private sector workplace discrimination charge filings with the federal agency nationwide hit an unprecedented level of 99,922 during fiscal year 2010.
“Age discrimination is an equal opportunity problem. Members of all races, genders industries or regions can be affected,” said David Perecman, a New York employment discrimination lawyer with over 30 years of experience handling employment discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace claims in New York.
This year, age discrimination complaints are still being filed. Recently, an age discrimination lawsuit (Civil Action No. 1:11-cv-11732-DJC) was filed by the EEOC against Texas Roadhouse restaurants. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
Allegedly, the chain of more than 350 eateries rejected older job applicants because of their age and practiced age discrimination in hiring “front of the house” employees.
According to the employment discrimination lawsuit, the age discrimination in the workplace was "nationwide" and stretched back at least to January 2007.
New York employment discrimination lawyers understand Texas Roadhouse emphasized youth. According to the complaint, Texas Roadhouse allegedly instructed its managers to hire younger job applicants and all of the images of employees in its employment manuals were of young people.
“Some employers believe they have an ‘image to maintain’ but this vision does not override or supersede the Age Discrimination in Employment Act,” said employment discrimination lawyer Perecman.
Individuals who believe they may have been treated unfairly because of their age, should contact an experienced New York employment discrimination lawyer. Lawyers at The Perecman Firm are knowledgeable of New York and federal legislation that protects people of all ages, races, and gender.
About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:
For the past 30 years, the New York civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of workplace discrimination and employment discrimination claims in New York including gender discrimination and race discrimination. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, is a Board Director and the past Secretary and Treasurer of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) and a chair of its Labor Law Committee. Mr. Perecman's achievements have brought him recognition as an Honoree in the National Law Journal's Hall of Fame, in New York Magazine's "The Best Lawyers in America" and The New York Times Magazine "New York Super Lawyers, Metro Edition" for the years 2007-2010.
The Firm has recovered millions of dollars for its clients. Among the more recent victories, Mr. Perecman won a $15 million verdict** for a construction accident, a $5.35 million dollar verdict*** for an automobile accident, and a $40 million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice****.
**later settled while on appeal for $7.940 million
*** later settled for $3.5 million
**** total potential payout
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