Los Angeles Age Discrimination Lawyers
Were You a Victimized at Work Because of Your Age?
At Hennig Kramer Ruiz & Singh, our employment litigation lawyers believe that a person’s age should not affect their workplace opportunities. Federal and California state law protects employees over the age of 40 from discrimination, namely the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. The law prohibits employment discrimination based on age, covering many types of negative treatment.
Our attorneys have represented numerous clients who were victims of workplace age harassment and discrimination. We can help you protect your rights under anti-discrimination law.
Understanding Discrimination Based on Age
Like other forms of discrimination, age harassment generally occurs when an employer creates or knowingly allows a hostile work environment. This environment directly harms an employee’s ability to work. In the case of age harassment, this negative treatment is because of the employee’s age if they are over 40 years old.
It can sometimes be hard to know if you have been the victim of age discrimination in the workplace. Some markers of age discrimination can include when an employer states a person is “too old” or “too slow," or wants “fresh blood.” However, other forms of age discrimination can be more insidious.
Some examples of age discrimination in the workplace include:
- Older workers being fired or offered early retirement while younger workers are consistently hired
- Undesirable job reassignments for older employees
- A sudden negative change in performance reviews for older workers
- Decisions being made due to assumptions about an older employee's ability to understand technology or social media
- Ostracization of older workers from workplace social events
If you’ve heard or experienced anything like this, our attorneys can help you determine if you have an age discrimination case.
What to Do If You Have Experienced Discrimination Based on Age
If you believe that you have been subjected to age discrimination, it is important to document it. You should also follow your employer’s internal procedures for making a complaint. A record of harassing or discriminatory treatment and documentation of complaints is key evidence in any claim for harassment or discrimination.
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If you may have a case against your employer, call our offices at (213) 292-5444 or request a free consultation online. Se habla español.
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