Discrimination should never occur in the workplace, but the reality is that various types of discrimination occur regularly. Unfortunately, age discrimination has always existed and is becoming increasingly prevalent. As the average age of America’s population continues to increase, this means that people are working longer into their lives. It also means that there are more instances of employers and coworkers discriminating against people due to their age. At The Kaufman Law Firm, we’re standing by to help if you need a Los Angeles age discrimination attorney. We will investigate your claims and help secure any compensation you may be entitled to.
Most of us intuitively understand that no person should ever be discriminated against because of their age. However, this type of discrimination is not always easily detected in the workplace. You will also not find many managers, supervisors, or business owners admitting to treating employees differently because of their age.
Age discrimination in the workplace tends to go unreported. However, data available from AARP states that approximately two-thirds of all workers over the age of 45 have experienced or witnessed workplace age discrimination.
Both California and federal law prohibits age discrimination in the workplace. At the federal level, this type of discrimination is prohibited under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). At the state level, California passed the California Fair Housing and Employment Act (FEHA), which provides protections for elderly employees.
According to the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), age discrimination includes “treating an applicant or employee less favorably because of his or her age.”
Age discrimination can show up in the workplace in various ways. This can include actions that an employer takes during the hiring process as well as after a person is employed. This can include:
If you or somebody you love has been the victim of age discrimination in the workplace, you need to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At the Kaufman Law Firm, we want you to understand that we know this is a problem, and you are not alone. At The Kaufman Law Firm, we have the resources necessary to fully investigate these claims and help clients secure the compensation they may be entitled to. This can include coverage of:
Your job is more than just a source of income. It is a major part of your lifestyle. If you have been the victim of wrongful termination, wrongful demotion or any kind of discriminatory business practices, it is time to take action and contact a Ventura employment law attorney that can help. Attorney Matthew A. Kaufman and the team at The Kaufman Law Firm bring experience and a vast arsenal of legal resources to help clients recover the money they deserve.
To learn more, contact our Westlake Village or Los Angeles law office today and schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case.