Age Discrimination

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The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) is a federal law that protects workers and job applicants age 40 and over from age-based discrimination in all aspects of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment.  The Louisiana Employment Discrimination Law (LEDL) is a state law that provides similar protections to individuals as those provided under the ADEA.  Both the LEDL and the ADEA apply to all employers with twenty (20) or more employees.

If you believe you have been subjected to age discrimination, you may have the right to pursue a legal claim.  To discuss your questions regarding age discrimination, contact New Orleans attorney Christopher Williams at or 504.308.1438.