Age Discrimination at Work
Age discrimination is illegal under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), as well as the Federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act. In general, it can be seen as different treatment of an employee because he or she is over 40 years of age. This kind of discrimination may be demonstrated by employee policies or actions that favor younger employees in regard to promotion, compensation, scheduling, hiring and firing. It may also occur in conjunction with disability discrimination and harassment .
Age Discrimination Violates the Law
As with other types of employment discrimination, employers don’t come out and say that: “you are too old so we’re firing you”; however, evidence of discriminatory comments that are often subtle may provide good evidence of a discriminatory intent. Phrases such as: “the old man” or saying things like “you don’t fit our culture,” or phrases such as “lacking energy “may be the sorts of remarks that evidence age discrimination.
Economic and emotional damages usually occur when these laws are violated. If you believe you may been the victim of age discrimination it is important that you protect your case. Age discrimination, harassment or retaliation should not force you to quit. Get help instead. We know how to fight against age discrimination. We won’t pressure you and we won’t tell your employer. Call Hogie & Campbell for a Free Consultation at (714) 508-6422.
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