Your age is not a valid reason for termination. Get expert help fighting back against age discrimination from Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison.
Are you age 40 or older? Do you suspect you have been laid off or fired due to age discrimination? As long as your former employer has at least five employees, you are protected by California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act. This means that you have the right to bring a wrongful termination claim against your former employer with the goal of securing:
- Reinstatement in your position
- Compensation for lost wages and benefits
- Reimbursement of your legal fees
- A monetary award designed to punish the company for engaging in age discrimination
PLBH can help. Our experienced attorneys are intimately familiar with the law on age discrimination and wrongful termination, and you can trust us to work diligently to build a strong claim and secure a beneficial resolution to your case.
How to Prove Wrongful Termination Based on Age Discrimination
In order to prove that you were wrongfully terminated based on your age, it is necessary to document the circumstances surrounding your dismissal in detail. You will want to:
- Request the reasons for your termination in writing
- Get a copy of your complete employee personnel file
- Create a record of important events such as hiring and firing, promotion and demotion, raises and pay cuts, discriminatory remarks or actions, performance reviews, and disciplinary actions
- Secure testimony from individuals who may have witnessed acts of age discrimination or know of discriminatory policies at your workplace
If you can show that your employer let you go because of a prejudice against older workers, or as part of a seemingly neutral policy that actually disproportionately targeted older workers, you stand an excellent chance of winning your case.
Options for Resolving Your Case
Typically, the first step in recovering damages for wrongful termination based on age discrimination is to go through an arbitration or mediation process. These processes are designed to help resolve the matter quickly so that you do not have to undergo costly and time-consuming litigation.
At PLBH, our wrongful termination attorneys have ample experience with arbitration and mediation, and we know how to present a compelling argument for rights in these forums. However, if a satisfactory agreement cannot be reached, we will certainly not be afraid to take your claim to court. Our firm has over 50 years of experience in litigation and we have ample resources at our disposal for helping us to argue your case effectively in court.
Act Now to Exercise Your Rights
If you suspect you have been wrongfully terminated on the basis of age discrimination, you need to act quickly, both to make sure vital evidence is preserved and to get your paperwork filed within the necessary timeframe.
Fortunately, Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison is here to start providing immediate assistance with your claim. Call us at (800) 435-7542 now to learn more about the strength of your legal position and your options for resolving your case as quickly and beneficially as possible.