Do You Have an Age Discrimination Claim?
Your age may be a bigger factor in your job than you realize. Ageism in the workplace can make it harder to find, keep, and progress in your career. You are protected by state and federal laws from being discriminated against because of your age. However, age-based discrimination in the workplace still happens despite these laws.
Our attorneys at Le Clerc & Le Clerc LLP in San Francisco have experience representing victims of age discrimination. We understand the complex issues associated with discrimination claims and can help you take legal action against your employer for violating your employee rights.
Age Discrimination Laws
The Federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prevents employers nationwide from discriminating against workers older than 40. Under this law, companies with 20 or more employees can’t take adverse employment actions against workers or job applicants because they are 40 or older.
California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) is substantially similar but not the same. Critically, it extends this anti-discrimination requirement to companies with five or more employees. Anyone in California whose employer has at least five people on staff is protected from ageist policies that may make it harder to support your family or save for retirement.
Signs of Age Discrimination and Your Rights
Age discrimination claims can be complicated due to the nature of these claims. Employers often show subtle signs of discrimination against employees because of their age. Even subtle factors can later show evidence of bias by your employer and help us show proof of discriminatory intent in some cases.
Our law firm has experience handling age-related issues in the workplace, and we will look at the situation from a different perspective to see if a violation occurred. Whether your employer has shown subtle or more overt signs of age discrimination, you have the right to pursue legal action against your employer. Age discrimination claims can stem from the following:
- Being fired or replaced by younger workers
- Being laid off specifically because of your age
- Not being considered for a promotion despite being qualified for the role
- Being demoted or given a change of job duties due to your age
- Being harassed or teased because of your age
- Being passed over for training opportunities
Our knowledge of employment laws in California helps us carefully evaluate your situation to determine the best steps to take in your case.
Contact Our Law Firm
Contact our lawyers today if you believe you have been the victim of age discrimination. We will help you understand your rights under state and federal laws and will work hard to protect your future by holding your employer accountable for their actions. Call our law firm today at 415-445-0900 or send us an email to schedule your free initial consultation.