Younger is better. This harmful and untrue concept is espoused by too many employers throughout California and nationwide. When employers act on this perception and discriminate against employees age 40 or over, it constitutes discrimination and is an unlawful act. Victims of age discrimination can pursue damages for lost earnings, emotional distress and other hardships.
At California Employment Counsel, APC, our attorneys are strong advocates for those who have been fired, overlooked and unfairly treated due to their age. We can help you understand and assert your rights.
Age discrimination takes many forms, hurting older employees financially and attacking their self-worth. Common forms of age discrimination include:
- Wrongful termination based on age
- Denying promotions
- Denying raises
- Negative performance evaluations
- Paying lower wages for the same work
- Making or allowing insulting age-related comments
- Workforce reductions that include an inordinate number of older employees
If you have experienced any of these harmful actions at work, our lawyers can help you explore your legal options. We are well-versed in California and federal laws that protect employees from age discrimination and other harmful workplace practices.
Have you experienced age discrimination on the job? The lawyers at California Employment Counsel, APC, are here to help. Contact us today online or by telephone at (714) 462-8376 or toll free at 866-545-2415 to arrange a consultation with an experienced age discrimination lawyer in Orange County.
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