It is against the law for employers to discriminate against employees based on their age in California. Under both the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, age discrimination is illegal in our state.
That doesn’t mean it never occurs. Although you will hopefully never be the victim of age discrimination in the workplace, you need to know that if this does occur, you can take legal action to hold your employer accountable.
Do you believe you’ve been discriminated against due to your age? If so, contact the Encino age discrimination attorneys at Kropach and Kropach. Our team of experts will review the details of your case and explain your potential legal options.
Many people assume that age discrimination merely involves denying someone a position or a promotion based on their age. While this is a common form of age discrimination, it is by no means the only form this type of discrimination can take. For example, age discrimination may also be occurring in the workplace if frequent cases of age harassment are taking place. Examples of such harassment may include:
There are also a number of warning signs you should be on the lookout for that could indicate age discrimination is taking place. These may include (but are not necessarily limited to) the following:
It is not always clear if age discrimination in the workplace is occurring. Some forms of age discrimination can be relatively sublte. Thus, if you suspect age discrimination may be happening, it’s best to err on the side of caution and discuss your case with an attorney who specializes in these matters. They can let you know if you have the option of filing a claim or taking similar legal action in these circumstances.
Be aware that taking legal action doesn’t just help you. If your employer is punished for age discrimination, they will be less likely to commit it in the future, protecting other employees.
Understanding the nuances of age discrimination cases in California may be challenging if you’re not thoroughly familiar with the applicable laws. To learn more about whether age discrimination has been occurring in your workplace, schedule a meeting with an Encino age discrimination attorney at Kropach and Kropach. Contact us online or call our offices at 818-609-7005 for more information.