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Have You Faced Age Discrimination at Work?

It is illegal for employers to fire, refuse to hire, or otherwise discriminate based on an employee’s age under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). For 40 years, our firm has represented individuals against employers and other institutions that wrongfully discriminate or fail to prevent harassment based on age and other protected classes. We have helped thousands of individuals recover settlements and awards for their suffering. Unfortunately, too many employees are victims of employment violations disguised as cutbacks, layoffs, and other excuses.

What Is Age Discrimination?

Simply put, age discrimination is when an employer treats an employee unfavorably or differently because of the employee’s age. Examples of age discrimination include:

Not being hired because of your age.
Not receiving a promotion (which went to a younger employee).
Bad performance reviews linked to your age (such as not taking on new projects or your “inability” to learn new technology).
Termination due to your age (while younger employees were not fired).
Termination or not receiving a promotion after your employer makes age-related comments about you.

Who Is Protected Under the Age Discrimination Law In El Monte?

Not all employees are covered under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Employees not covered include individuals in “high policymaking positions” who are eligible to receive a pension worth $44,000 or higher and when a certain age is required for a specific job, such as an actor or model. Police officers, firefighters, tenured faculty at universities, and some federal employees may have exceptions in their contracts that sometimes do not protect them from age discrimination.
Do I Have a Case if a Potential Employer Says I Am ‘Overqualified’?
It all depends on the specific situation. Employers are prohibited from not hiring an experienced candidate because they assume he or she will retire soon or find a new job. However, employees would be required to prove that their age was the reason for not being hired instead of a different, valid reason. Our lawyers will analyze the situation and determine if you have a case.

Employment Rights Attorneys in LA

We are committed to standing up for the rights of all workers, whether blue or white-collar, and we are ready to put our extensive resources to work for you to help you get the compensation and justice you deserve if you have been wronged on the job. Do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Sexual Harassment

Harassment on the basis of a person's refusal to engage in sexual activity can take many forms, ranging from unwanted sexual advances to the denial of employment opportunities.

Whistleblower Retaliation

Whistleblowers are employees who report the unlawful actions of their employer to the proper authorities. Whistleblowers are legally protected from employer retaliation..


Were you illegally discriminated against at work based on your age, race, religion, or gender? Were you denied a promotion or fired based on these factors?

(FMLA) & Disability

We assist workers who have been mistreated because of their disabilities or denied leave under the FMLA. Meet with our attorneys today if you need help..

Wrongful Termination

We hold employers accountable who fire employees for illegitimate and illegal reasons. Contact us whether your employer created a hostile work environment or fired you..
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We offer free phone consultations, or fill out the form if you have questions about filing an employment claim in Los Angeles, CA. against your employer. We are the best law firm in the Los Angeles, CA.

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Lisa B.
Lisa B.
From beginning to end the team at this firm were responsive, professional, and most of allCARING! I WILL RECOMMEND this firm to anyone having issues with an employer. Andrew Doroitt and his team are AWESOME!
Miguel C.
Miguel C.
Atty Zelma is very helpful and very knowledgeable in labor disputes. Very approachable and really keep me updated of what is going on and guided me what to do. The support staff were also very helpful and very fast in answering your questions. I am very happy of my case and I would recommend him to colleagues and friends.
Pamela R.
Pamela R.
I highly recommend southern California labor law group especially attorney Michael Zelman he was fantastic in handling my case of unlawful termination his staff of Paralegal's were very kind courteous and professional and handling all matters of my case I was very satisfied with the results achieved using Michael Zelman of Southern California Employment Law Group
Chris M.
Chris M.
Michael and Eric represented me in 2017.  They quickly assimilated the details of my case.  Proposed an action plan and acted quickly to make progress.  They were diligent and creative.  I was impressed.  I recommend them without hesitation.

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