Protecting Your Employment Rights
For some jobs, there may be valid reasons to hire individuals with specific physical characteristics. A firefighter must be able to lift a certain amount of weight for example. For other jobs, there are valid reasons to hire individuals with a specific education or experience. What is not allowed is workplace discrimination based on certain characteristics such as race, gender or sexual preference, religious background, national origin or age.
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) both contain prohibitions against discrimination against those who are 40 years of age or older.
Employers cannot terminate the employment of a higher-cost more experienced but older employee in order to hire a less-expensive younger employee. Workplace age discrimination is against the law. Our Los Angeles age discrimination attorneys are ready to help.
Ventura Employment Age Discrimination Attorneys
Our employment lawyers have been able to successfully litigate and receive damages on behalf of employees older than 40 who were fired or denied promotions due to age. Examples of potential age discrimination are:
- A 40-plus employee receives a poor performance review without proof to back it up. This performance review becomes grounds for termination.
- An employee nearing retirement age is terminated prior to retirement as a means of saving the company money.
- When layoffs occur, only employees beyond the age of 40 are let go.
Our employment attorneys would like to speak to you if you suspect that you have an age discrimination grievance.
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We offer an initial consultation at no charge. Please call our San Fernando Valley number, 818-227-8610, or our Los Angeles County number, 310-246-9144, or our nationwide toll-free number, 866-450-4LAW. You may also contact our attorneys via e-mail.