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Los Angeles Age Discrimination Lawyer

Even with federal and state anti-discrimination laws protecting workers aged over 40 years, employers still find ways to push older workers out of the work. If you have been treated unfairly at work because of your age, you should speak with an experienced Los Angeles age discrimination lawyer who can help you fight for your rights.

  • At Aegis Law Firm, we have been helping workers fight for their rights for almost 20 years.
  • We know how difficult it can be to deal with ageism in the workplace. Our Los Angeles age discrimination attorney understand what you are going through and we are here to help you recover from the wrongs that you have suffered.
  • We take most cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you do not pay any fees unless you win or recover compensation.

If you are being unfairly treated by your employer, or facing a forced retirement from the workforce because of your age, we can help you. Call (949) 379-6250 to schedule your free consultation with one of our experienced age discrimination lawyers.

What Constitutes Age Discrimination in the Workplace?

California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibits age discrimination in the workplace. Under the law, unless a person is unqualified for the job, an employer cannot discriminate against them based on their age alone. Any of the following actions by an employer based on a person’s age may constitute discrimination:

  • Refusal to hire or employ
  • Denial of participation in training leading up to employment
  • Discrimination in compensation or in terms conditions, or privileges of employment

How to Prove an Age Discrimination Case

To be successful in an age discrimination case, a person who claims that they have suffered adverse employment action because of their age must prove all of the following elements of their case:

  • The defendant employer had five or more employees
  • The claimant was an employee of the defendant or applied for a job with the defendant
  • The defendant either terminated the claimant’s employment, refused to hire the claimant, or subjected the claimant to some other type of adverse employment action, or constructively terminated the claimant
  • The claimant was aged 40 or older at the time of the action complained of
  • The claimant’s age was a substantial motivating reason for the employer’s actions
  • The claimant suffered harm
  • The employer’s action was a substantial factor in causing the claimant’s harm

Employers have very creative ways to circumvent age discrimination laws, and disguise age discrimination as lawful actions. This is why you need a Los Angeles employment law attorney who knows the law and has experience dealing with such cases.

Age-Based Harassment

In addition to age discrimination, California’s FEHA also prohibits age-based harassment. Any person aged 40 and above, who was subjected to harassment in the workplace based on their age, may be entitled to compensation for damages. To establish a claim, the employee must prove that the harassment created a hostile work environment, which was a substantial factor in causing them harm.

Age Discrimination Statistics

If you are over a certain age, finding a job or staying in employment might be challenging because of your age. There is no doubt that age biases exist in the workplace. A Special Age Discrimination in America Report published by the American Association of Retired People (AARP) reported that age discrimination claims represented 22% of all discrimination claims reported to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) between 1997 and 2008.

Contact Los Angeles Age Discrimination Attorneys For a Free Case Consultation

If you feel that your employer has discriminated against you or treated you unfairly because of your age, call the experienced and passionate team at Aegis Law Firm for help. To schedule an initial free consultation with one of our Los Angeles age discrimination attorneys, call us at (949) 379-6250 or message us online.