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Employer Age Discrimination
Employees who are 40 years of age and older are protected from discrimination and harassment based on their age. Because there is a direct and legally identifiable correlation between age and income level, age discrimination often occurs when the employer seeks to reduce the high cost of older workers’ salaries by terminating workers over 40 and replacing them with younger, cheaper workers.
Workplace discrimination or wrongful termination based on age may also occur in circumstances where the employer enacts a neutral policy that has a disparate impact on older workers, or where an employer undertakes a reduction in its workforce that predominately results in the termination of workers over 40. Age discrimination in the workplace is illegal in California, age discrimination is illegal in California.
You may be a victim of age discrimination when your employer pressures you to retire, treats you differently due to your age or replaces you with a younger employee (under 40), to name a few. We have a team of experienced attorneys who recognize age discrimination when they see it. If you think you have experienced age discrimination, seek the legal advice of an experienced employment attorney.
The attorneys at Potter Handy, Employment Rights Law Firm will help you fight against age discrimination in the workplace. Our age discrimination attorneys provide legal service and representation to clients throughout California.
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
In 1967, the Age Discrimination and Employment Act (ADEA) was passed in order to protect older workers from workplace discrimination. The ADEA protects individuals who are over the age of 40 and forbids discrimination based upon a person’s age. Simply put, age discrimination is when an employer treats an employee unfavorably or different because of the employee's age. Examples of age discrimination include:
- Discriminatory hiring practice (not being hired because of your age)
- Not receiving a promotion (which went to a younger employee)
- Termination due to your age (while younger employees were not fired)
- Termination or not receiving a promotion after your employer makes age-related comments about you
- Bad performance reviews linked to your age (such as not taking on new projects or your "inability" to learn new technology)
We cannot list all "Age Discrimination" violations, please contact us today for an initial case evaluation. You will speak with one of our attorneys to discuss your situation. You will receive information concerning your particular matter and you can evaluate whether our attorney fits your needs and comfort level.
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