Age discrimination is unlawful in the workplace. Under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), employers in New York State and in other areas throughout our nation, may not discriminate against workers who are over the age of 40. The ADEA is applicable to employers who have 20 or more employees. However, New York City and New York State afford additional protections to those are discriminated against on account of their age. Notably, under similar laws, you may have a claim against your employer if your benefits are reduced based on your age. If certain criteria is met, you may want to consider pursuing your claim.