You don’t have to accept unfair treatment based on your age. Our age discrimination attorneys can help.
It’s no secret that American culture is obsessed with youth. We don’t respect our elders, and sometimes this actually translates to unfair discriminatory treatment in the workplace.
Fortunately, California law provides protection against age discrimination to individuals over age 40 at companies with 5 or more employees. This means that if you have been victimized, you can seek justice and compensation with help from a knowledgeable age discrimination attorney like Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison.
What Qualifies as Age Discrimination?
Any time an employer treats a person over 40 differently than other workers because of their age, this could qualify as age discrimination. Fortunately, the law protects you against age discrimination in:
- Work assignments
- Other terms and conditions of employment
In some cases, the employer actually does have a discriminatory intent. For example, maybe they don’t like to hire older workers because they believe older people aren’t as adept with technology as younger people. These types of age discrimination cases are called disparate treatment cases.
But age discrimination does not necessarily require intent. When a seemingly neutral practice or policy disproportionately affects older workers, it can still be considered age discrimination. For example, maybe an employer decides to lay off their highest-paid hourly workers. If this results in a disproportionate amount of older workers being laid off, it could qualify as age discrimination even though the employer did not intend to discriminate. These types of cases are called disparate impact cases.
Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison Can Handle Any Age Discrimination Case
No matter what type of age discrimination you have suffered, PLBH is here to help you seek justice and compensation. Our age discrimination attorneys have extensive experience in this specialized field of employment law, and you can trust us to provide honest advice and superior legal representation every step of the way.
We offer free initial consultations and we take most cases on a contingency fee basis. This means you can get help with age discrimination at no financial risk—we will not charge any legal fees until we win your case, and our fees can be included in the damages for your case so no cash will have to come out of your pocket.
To learn more about your rights and options in an age discrimination case, please contact us at (800) 435-7542 now.