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Age discrimination

Age discrimination at workplaces is practiced every day by employers across the country. They try to mask this age discrimination under various reasons, but fail to do so. Year on year, hardworking and loyal professionals and workers are wrongfully terminated because they are aging. If not terminated, they are not offered opportunities or promotions or raises they deserve, because they are no longer young.

What Is Age Discrimination?

When an employer does not treat his employees favourably because of the employee’s age, it is called age discrimination. Few of the examples of age discrimination are:

  • Not being selected for a job because of the age
  • Termination from job because of the age
  • Not being offered Promotions and raises because of age
  • Unfair, bad performance reviews given by linking age to the inability to learn or work on projects.

Both the Federal and California laws forbids employers from using age discrimination as a basis for taking employment related decisions (for employees who are 40 years old or more). It is not legal for any organisation to limit applications for a job to younger applicants only. Employers believe that they will need to pay lesser salaries to younger applicants. They do not allow their older employees to apply for training programs or upgradation programs or promotions because of their age.

Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA)

The Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) of California protects the rights of workers who are aged 40 or above from any kind of age discrimination at their workplace or while looking for new job. The law is applicable to all employers who have a team of at least five employees in their organization.

Filing a Charge of Age Discrimination against the Employers

If you or your family member has been a victim of age discrimination at the workplace, you should immediately contact an experienced California employment lawyer. Before suing the employer for the charge of age discrimination, the employee needs to first file a charge of discrimination with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the state’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing. The timelines for filing the charge are very strict, and one needs to act quickly to reserve one’s right to sue the employer.

Once the agency receives the charge of discrimination, they will process the charge. Processing may include investigating the charges, trying to mediate and settle the dispute etc. After the processing, the agency will issue a “right-to-sue” letter. After receiving the right-to-sue letter, the victim has a limited amount of time on hand to file a lawsuit. The process is complex and tiresome.

Hence it is advisable to contact an experienced lawyer who can assess your case and help you file the suit, ensuring that no deadlines are lost and all the requirements are fulfilled.

If you have been a victim of age discrimination at your workplace, our team of experienced lawyers can explain you all your legal options and help you protect your rights. Contact us at (951) 461-2387 for a free, confidential consultation.

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