Age DiscriminationYou are protected from age discrimination as an employee or mamanager
California law protects people 40 years of age and older from age-based discrimination. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) protect them. The ADEA and the FEHA prohibit unfair or illegal treatment due to an employee’s age. Employees cannot be terminated, demoted, harassed, denied opportunities or otherwise discriminated against because of their age.
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Moreover, our lawyers have extensive experience with age discrimination claims. At your initial consultation, we will carefully listen to your account of the situation. If you have experienced any type of discrimination because of your age, we will explore your legal options. In fact types of discrimination include wrongful termination, demotion or harassment. In addition to current or former employees, the ADEA and FEHA protect job applicants.
For example, types of age discrimination we handle on your behalf include:
- First, offering early retirement for the purpose of getting rid of older workers simply because of their age;
- Second, replacing an employee over the age of 40 with an employee who is either under the age of 40 or exactly 40;
- Third, not providing equal benefits to older workers.
Also, we handle age discrimination claims involving wrongful termination, demotion, harassment, denial of promotion, training, lack of benefits, unequal compensation and other elements of employment. Laws are specifically written to protect employees from discrimination on the basis that they are “too old.” Lastly, the ADEA and FEHA does not protect people under the age of 40, as they are not presumed to face age discrimination.
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In addition to our offices in San Diego, we have locations in Orange County, and the San Francisco Bay Area. We represent employees statewide throughout California. And this includes employees that have been treated in an adverse manner due to their age. If you feel you’ve suffered unfair or illegal treatment because of your age, call us at 800-507-9470 to schedule your free case evaluation with an experienced employment law attorney.