How Can Elder Law Combat Age Discrimination?

by: Attorney Noyes

6/25/20241 min read

Age discrimination is a significant concern that can impact the quality of life and rights of older adults. Elder law offers tools and legal strategies to fight this pervasive issue effectively.

Understanding Age Discrimination: Age discrimination involves treating an individual less favorably because of their age. This can occur in various settings, including the workplace, in healthcare, and with access to services. It's crucial to recognize these practices to address them properly.

Legal Protections Against Age Discrimination: The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and other local laws protect against age bias in employment. These laws prohibit discrimination in hiring, promotions, wages, and termination decisions based on age. Elder law attorneys can help enforce these rights.

Advocacy Through Elder Law: Elder law attorneys advocate for seniors facing discrimination by providing legal advice, representing clients in disputes, and educating them about their rights. They also work on broader advocacy efforts to strengthen protections for seniors.

Preventive Measures: Proactive consultation with an elder law attorney can help prevent discrimination before it occurs. This includes reviewing contracts, policies, and practices to ensure they comply with anti-discrimination laws.

At Noyes & Associates, we are committed to protecting the rights and dignity of older adults. Our experienced elder law attorneys are here to help you fight against age discrimination and ensure your rights are respected.

If you or a loved one is experiencing age discrimination, contact Noyes & Associates today. Let us help you stand up for your rights and achieve the respect you deserve.