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David Porter
  • Employment Law, Civil Rights, Arbitration & Mediation
  • New York
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Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Arbitration & Mediation
Additional Practice Areas
  • Wage Claims
  • Sex Discrimination
  • Race Discrimination
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Overtime Claims
  • Federal Court & EEOC/ IDHR Proceedings
  • Age Discrimination
  • Retaliation
  • Unemployment Hearings
  • Ongoing Employment Advice
  • Negotiating Severance Packages
  • Employment Contracts & Non-Compete Agreements
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Education
University of Michigan Law School
B.A.
Hofstra University
J.D.
Professional Associations
New York State Bar # 2050060
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Chicago Bar Association
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Current
National Employment Lawyers Association
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Current
Chicago Bar Association
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Q. Last Wednesday I was told my job was eliminated. Is there any protection for older citizens?
A: The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (“ADEA”) protects employees who are 40 years of age or older from employment discrimination based on age. There also may be state laws that protect you. Both of these sets of laws (Federal and State) have size requirements as to the required size of the Employer. Asking an employee when the employee is going to retire is a classic example of a forbidden question. It is important that you document such question - at the minimum by keeping notes/ a written chronology of such improper statements and events. Other actions may also be warranted. You do have many options on how to proceed, and the best thing for you to do is to speak to an employment attorney in your city/ state (preferably a NELA attorney - National Employment Lawyers Association - such as myself), who can ask you detailed questions to ascertain the best course of action for you to take. David Porter, Esq. 33 N. LaSalle Street Suite 2000 Chicago, Illinois 60602 Phone: (312) 236-1207 Fax: (844) 270-1764 DPorterLaw@ameritech.net
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33 N LaSalle St, #2000
Chicago, IL 60602
USA
Telephone: (312) 236-1207
Fax: (844) 270-1764