In an economy that seems to thrive on being youthful and fast-paced, that often leave workers over 40 left out. In fact, it can lead to you needing to contact an age discrimination lawyer to help.
At the Azadian Law Group, PC, we recognize that older employees face challenges in the workplace, and they have a harder time gaining employment if they are terminated. If you have been discriminated against, let us help you secure the compensation you deserve today.
The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission tells us that age discrimination involves treating an applicant or employee less favorably because of his or her age.
Did you know that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) makes discrimination against people who are 40 or older in the workplace illegal? Workers are also protected in this state under the California Fair Housing and Employment Act (FEHA).
There are various ways that this type of discrimination shows up in the workplace, including a person being:
These cases are rarely overtly because of age and your OC age discrimination lawyer knows this. Instead, an employer or supervisor will find another reason to terminate or not hire an older worker because they know this type of discrimination is against the law.
While most discriminatory conduct is unreported, studies show that nearly two out of every three workers over the age of 45 have seen or experienced workplace age discrimination. Most older workers believe this type of discrimination is common.
You have a right to report instances of suspected age discrimination, and your employer cannot retaliate against you for doing so. The law prevents employers from firing an employee because they make a report, even if there was no discrimination present.
Just because you are an older worker does not mean you deserve to be treated unfairly. You may have been the victim when you are capable of doing your job, but your employer treats you differently or terminates you. At the Azadian Law Group, PC, we want to help. Let out knowledgeable and experienced team get to work investigating your case so we can secure the compensation you deserve. This can include: