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Fighting Against Age Discrimination in the Workplace
Age discrimination occurs in the workplace when employees who are 40 or older are treated unfavorably due to their age. The California Fair Employment and Housing Act prohibits employers from engaging in age discrimination and imposes liability on companies that violate the law. Nevertheless, thousands of older employees are still being discriminated against every year. Our age discrimination attorneys are dedicated to helping the victims of age discrimination to pursue all available legal remedies so that they can obtain justice and compensation to which they may be entitled.

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If you feel that you have been discriminated against or treated unfairly because of your age, contact our age discrimination lawyer to assist you. To set up an initial free consultation with one of our South Gate discrimination attorneys, call us at (424) 688-1057 or email us using the contact form for a quick response.

What Constitutes Age

Discrimination at Work?

While age discrimination can occur in various ways, it commonly involves employees who are 40 and older being. In general, the majority of age discrimination cases involve workers who are terminated or mistreated by a younger supervisor. However, this does not have to be the case, as company owners and supervisors who engage in discriminatory conduct can be the same age or even older than their victims.
They are fired, laid off, and forced to quit as a result of their age.
Passed over for promotions due to their age.
Demoted, have their pay reduced, or have their hours cut due to their age.
Subjected to employers’ policies or practices that discriminate against them because of their age.
Not getting hired due to their age.
Female employee denied right to a title that would typically be given to a man with the same responsibilities; compensation is often adjusted by job classification.
Age Discrimination:
Causes and Statistics
As people both live and work longer than in the past, approximately one in five workers in the United States is now 55 or older. Unfortunately, this trend has only increased ageism in the workplace. Employers are typically motivated not by an actual dislike of older employees, but by stereotypes or greed, such as a mistaken belief that older employees will make the company seem less cutting edge, may not remain with the company long term or may require greater medical expenses. One recent study showed that 30 percent of people over age 53 face some kind of discrimination due to their age. According to another recent study, 64 percent of workers say that they have either experienced or saw some form of age discrimination in the workplace. Not surprisingly, older employees are not only more likely to be terminated, but once they are terminated they have a harder time finding another job than their younger counterparts. On average, it takes someone age 55 or over three months longer to find a job than a younger person.
How is Age Discrimination Proven?

Most employers and supervisors who engage in age discrimination naturally do not admit their true reasons and will often attempt to justify their actions by blaming non-age related factors such as unsatisfactory employee performance, downsizing, reductions in the workforce, or company reorganization. Fortunately, even when there is no “smoking gun” evidence of age discrimination, victims of discrimination can still often prove their claims through circumstantial or indirect evidence.


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