The Federal Reserve Bank in San Francisco conducted a study in 2015 how age discrimination affects men and women. Researchers sent out approximately 40,000 applications to employers for 13,000 positions in eleven cities across twelve different states. The study concluded that older women applying for jobs were 47% more likely to be initially rejected for administrative positions than their younger counterparts.
This study has important implications for proving lost wages and benefits suffered by older women who were illegaly terminated. Employers often argue that it is too speculative to predict wage and benefit losses into the future and this study will help in overcoming that argument.
If you believe you have been illegally fired based on your age and want to learn about your rights and what compensation you may be entitled to as a result of the firing, the attorneys at Green Savits are here to help. Call us at (973) 695-7777 or contact us through our website today.