Age Discrimination Attorneys in California
It is unlawful in California for an employer to harass or discriminate against employees who are of 40 years of age or older. Age discrimination occurs when an employee or job applicant over the age of 40 receives less favorable treatment due to their age. In many cases, the law prohibits employers in California from engaging in age discrimination. For example, employers cannot discharge or refuse to hire an employee solely because of his or her age.
State & Federal Laws
There are both state and federal laws in place that protect workers from unfair treatment from their employers—including age discrimination. The federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) both protect older workers in California from a wide range of discriminatory actions.
Age-based discrimination can take many forms. Common examples include:
- Refusing to hire older workers, despite being equally or more qualified than other candidates.
- Refusing to promote existing employees because of their age.
- Firing employees once they reach a certain age.
- Frequent and severe age-related harassment in the workplace.
Know Your Rights. Let Us Protect Them.
If you have been terminated based on your age, contact our Discrimination Attorneys in California at Potter Handy, LLP to discuss your legal options.
Call (800) 383-7027 or email us to schedule a free, confidential consultation.