You are a stellar performer at work. Your boss has started to make age-related comments to you and others. You are beginning to feel very uncomfortable. You notice the workplace is changing. Older workers are systematically being replaced by younger workers. Your boss is has begun to harshly scrutinize and criticize your work. You feel that you have been the target of age discrimination on your job. You are not certain if you are protected by law against the behavior you are experiencing on the job or at the hands of your employer, whether manifested in employment decisions, policies, recruitment, hiring, or in the way you are treated.
According to the EEOC, it is unlawful to discriminate against a person because of his/her age with respect to any term, condition, or privilege of employment, including hiring, firing, promotion, layoff, compensation, benefits, job assignments, and training. You should seek the advice of counsel.