Age Discrimination Attorneys
At E&L, LLP, our age discrimination lawyers understand the challenges of getting older as of the workforce around you consistently gets younger. We know that no matter how long you have been with a company, or how valuable your experience and loyalty have been, employers are consistently looking for new ways to reduce their overhead. Unfortunately, that often means the eldest employees are targeted for release. Other times it means not getting the job you are more than qualified for because they are looking for someone younger. No matter which of these scenarios or other versions of these scenarios you have found yourself in, ageism is a form of unlawful discrimination. And we can help you do something about it.
Our Los Angeles County senior age discrimination attorneys have been nominated as Super Lawyers — Rising Stars, an acknowledgment that is received by the top 2.5% of attorneys — a distinction that 97.5% of other Southern California attorneys cannot claim.
We take that title very seriously and provide our complete California workforce with the legal representation they can rely on, beginning with a free case assessment.
What is Unlawful Employment Discrimination in California?
Unlawful employment discrimination is the result of an employer treating a job applicant or employee unfavorably because of their attachment to a designated category of people. This can include race, sex, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, or age. The criteria to legally pursue a discrimination claim requires an employer an adverse employment action because he, she, or they belong to a category that is protected under our California state or federal laws.
What is an Adverse Employment Action in California?
Employment discrimination is a serious matter and requires our age discrimination attorneys to prove an employer took adverse employment action against our clients because of their age.
Adverse employment actions based on someone’s age in under both California and federal laws include:
- Failure to Interview or Hire
- Denying promotion or advancement
- Reduction in Pay
- Transfer, Demotion, or Unfavorable Job Assignment
- Constructive Discharge (Resigning from a position because of an intolerable working environment)
- Termination or Firing
If you have suffered from an adverse employment action because of your age, contact our skilled age discrimination attorneys today for a free case assessment.
How Can I Protect Myself from Age Discrimination in California?
If you have been the victim of ageism in the workplace, suffering from a discriminatory environment in any way either by other employees or directly by your employer report the incident to your human resources department verbally and in writing. Employers are forbidden, by law, from retaliating against employees who report discrimination in the workplace. If your employer does retaliate, they may be liable for more than one legal issue.
If you do not have a human resources department, or the person discriminating against you is your employer, you have other reporting options, which include:
- Contacting our experienced age discrimination attorneys to explore your case and provide the legal resources you need to hold your employer liable for damages.
- Filing a discrimination claim directly with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing or the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Whether you contact our age discrimination law firm or pursue a claim on your own, the more evidence you can collect that reflects the unlawful treatment you are being subjected to will help strengthen your claim. Be sure to document each instance of discrimination, including the date, time, and by whom, so you can establish a pattern of behavior that will allow us, or you, to build your case for success.
How Long Do I Have to File a California Age Discrimination Claim Against My Employer?
A California employee has one year from the time of the discriminatory act to file a charge of discrimination with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and 300 days to file a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The process for filing a claim requires more than meeting the statute of limitations. Multiple factors must be explored before filing a formal complaint against your employer, which requires weighing the pros and cons of the legal solutions that apply to your unique circumstances.
If you are experiencing ageism while applying for work, interviewing for a new position, or in your current role, contact our skilled age discrimination lawyers today to schedule a free consultation.
Contact Our Age Discrimination Attorneys Today for a Free Case Assessment
If you have suffered adverse employment actions in California because of our age, our skilled age discrimination attorneys at E&L. LLP will listen to your circumstances and provide the solutions you need to ensure your rights are protected while we pursue your legal options against your employer by calling (213) 213-0000 to schedule a free case evaluation and consultation.
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