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Age Discrimination

Age Discrimination in California

At Hall Law Group, we are dedicated to protecting the rights of employees who have been victims of age discrimination. California's labor and employment laws provides comprehensive protections against age discrimination, ensuring that employees are evaluated based on their skills and performance rather than their age.

Legal Protections Against Age Discrimination

In California, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) work together to prohibit age discrimination against individuals who are 40 years of age or older. These laws make it unlawful for employers to make employment decisions—such as hiring, firing, promotions, or any other terms, conditions, or privileges of employment—based on an individual's age. Additionally, the law prohibits employers from implementing policies or practices that disproportionately affect older workers, unless such policies are justified by a business necessity and there are no less discriminatory alternatives available.

Examples of Age Discrimination

Age discrimination can manifest in various forms, including but not limited to:

  • Hiring Practices: Refusing to hire qualified applicants solely based on their age.

  • Promotions and Job Assignments: Favoring younger employees over equally or more qualified older employees for promotions or desirable job assignments.

  • Harassment: Subjecting older employees to derogatory remarks, jokes, or any other behavior that creates a hostile work environment.

  • Training and Development: Denying older employees access to training or professional development opportunities that are available to younger employees.

  • Retaliation: Punishing employees who file complaints about age discrimination or who assist in investigations or lawsuits related to age discrimination.

Your Rights as an Employee

As an employee in California, you have the right to:

Equal Treatment

Be treated fairly and equally, without regard to your age, in all aspects of employment.

Reasonable Accommodations

Request and receive reasonable accommodations if you have age-related disabilities that affect your job performance.

Safe Work Environment

Work in an environment free from harassment and hostility based on your age.

Legal Recourse

File a complaint with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) if you believe you have been subjected to age discrimination. You also have the right to pursue a lawsuit against your employer for any violations of age discrimination laws.

How We Can Help

Our experienced employment law attorneys are committed to fighting for the rights of older workers who have faced age discrimination. We understand the emotional and financial toll that such discrimination can take and are here to provide you with the support and legal expertise you need. We will thoroughly investigate your case, gather evidence, and build a strong legal strategy to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the justice and compensation you deserve.

Contact Us

If you believe you have been a victim of age discrimination, do not hesitate to reach out to us. Contact our firm today for a free consultation. Together, we can stand up against age discrimination and work towards a fair and equitable workplace for all employees.

Your age should be valued as an asset, not a liability. Let us help you assert your rights and achieve the justice you deserve.

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