Age discrimination occurs when someone aged 40 or over is negatively treated either while applying for a job or during their employment. This can cause an older worker a great deal of stress and upset, making them feel less valued and that their years of work experience and expertise are worthless.
This behavior by employers is illegal – it is a Federal crime and is also unlawful in California. If you feel you have been unfairly or badly treated at work or during an application, contact your JML Law Anaheim age discrimination lawyer now at 818-610-8800.
Age discrimination happens when a job applicant or an employee is treated less well than their co-workers or other job applicants because of their age. The law states that an older worker is anyone aged 40 or over.
Yes – if you work for a company or a person regularly employing five people or more. Agents of employers are also covered, as are State and local government entities. The anti-age discrimination law also covers temporary workers and unpaid interns.
Your employer is ultimately responsible for you being discriminated against, even if the people acting against you are your co-workers or supervisors.
The law sets out how you can work out if you are being discriminated against because of your age:
If you recognize any of these descriptions in your employer’s treatment of you, contact your Anaheim age discrimination attorney at 818-610-8800 for a free, confidential initial consultation now!
We have a successful track record of winning financial and punitive damages for our clients who have suffered age discrimination from their employer, both in Anaheim and across Orange County. No matter if the case is settled out of court or in front of a judge, we will work our hardest to represent you and your interests. Damages recovered on your behalf include back pay, emotional suffering, and punitive damages.
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