Age Discrimination

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Calabasas Age Discrimination Lawyers

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Sadly, employment law disputes are all too common in California. From employer retaliation to wage and hour claims, there are various ways that workplace misconduct can manifest, often to the detriment of employees. If you suspect you've been unfairly treated at work on the grounds of age, you may be eligible for compensation. 

Our accomplished attorneys at Gaines & Gaines have extensive experience representing wronged workers in Calabasas and the surrounding areas. With over five decades of employment law experience, our firm is well-equipped to assist employees with filing an age discrimination claim to achieve justice and restore their financial security in the ever-evolving U.S. workforce.

At Gaines & Gaines, our seasoned advocates are no strangers to the complexities of age discrimination and related disputes. We understand that unethical employers often stop at nothing to gaslight and discourage employees from coming forward to report unlawful activities in the workplace. That’s where our dedicated employment lawyers come in. When you partner with us, our determined team will represent your best interests from start to finish to prevent larger entities from taking advantage, liberating you to exercise your rights as a California employee. 

Mistreated at work? Our firm can help restore your financial health. Contact us online to schedule a free consultation with a Calabasas employment lawyer.

What Constitutes Age Discrimination at Work? 

Age discrimination, also known as ageism, is a pervasive issue in workplaces across California that occurs when an employee is discriminated against or treated less favorably due to their age. In California, it's unlawful to discriminate against any worker over the age of 40.

Age discrimination can manifest in various ways and lead to many adverse impacts on employees, resulting in reduced opportunities, harassment, and even job loss. This can be especially upsetting for Californians who have worked hard over longer periods of time to accumulate a wealth of knowledge and experience, only to face unfair obstacles as a result. 

Despite the rich contributions that so many older professionals bring to the table during their employment, it isn’t uncommon for these workers to find themselves starting over after being overlooked for promotions or targeted for layoffs, making it all the more crucial to understand what constitutes age discrimination in California—and more importantly, what steps victimized employees can take to preserve their economic security in today’s tech-dominated world. 

What Are California’s Age Discrimination Laws?

In California, there are various legal protections in place to safeguard the rights of older workers—namely, employees 40 years or older. Some key laws that protect against age discrimination in California workplaces include: 

  • California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) – This is a state law that makes it unlawful to discriminate against any person over the age of 40 in terms of employment. FEHA prohibits employers from engaging in discriminatory practices based on age in all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, firing, promotion, layoff, compensation, benefits, job assignments, and training. Put simply, FEHA makes it illegal for California employers to demote, deny employment, or terminate workers based on their age. 
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) – This federal law forbids age discrimination against people who are age 40 or older. It does not protect workers under 40, although some states have laws protecting younger workers from age discrimination. 
  • California Code of Regulations (CCR) – CCR §11076 stipulates that discrimination on the basis of age may be established by showing that an employee’s age of 40 or older was considered in the denial of an employment opportunity.

If you’ve experienced age discrimination at work, you don’t have to fight alone. Call (866) 400-4450 to discuss your case with a California employment lawyer.

Signs of Age Discrimination in the Workplace

Age discrimination at work can take various forms in California, and recognizing the ways it can manifest is the first step toward protecting your employee rights. Common red flags of ageism in the workplace include: 

  • Recurring comments about your age
  • Being excluded from meetings, projects, or work-related events
  • Layoffs or terminations that disproportionately affect older workers
  • Being passed over for promotions in favor of younger employees with comparable qualifications
  • Receiving negative performance reviews that appear inconsistent with previous feedback

Contact a Skilled Calabasas Age Discrimination Lawyer

Our firm proudly offers aggressive representation to wronged workers in Calabasas and beyond. If you've been unfairly treated at work, it's crucial to take legal action immediately to protect your employee rights. With over five decades of experience, you can count on Gaines & Gaines to zealously advocate on your behalf from start to finish. Our reliable lawyers specialize in various employment law disputes, from overtime laws to expense reimbursement cases. 

If you’re being treated unfairly at work, you deserve experienced representation to obtain the justice you deserve. Call our Calabasas employment lawyers at (866) 400-4450 to schedule a free consultation.

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