If you are older than 40 and you have been treated unfairly by an employer due to your age, then you may have been the victim of age discrimination. At PLBSH we have helped clients recover compensation for the damages they have incurred as a result of age discrimination. Keep reading to learn more and then contact us at (800) 435-7542 if you would like to request a free legal consultation.
The Rules About Age Discrimination
In California, age discrimination is taken seriously – this is why we have laws on the books for it while not all states do. In California, it is illegal to discriminate against a person over the age of 40 for their age. There are exceptions. First, the laws only apply to companies that have at least five employees. Second, it must be provable.
Learn What Qualifies as Age Discrimination
Any situation in which you are treated different due to your age than other workers, it could qualify as age discrimination. California and federal laws protect you from being discriminated against in hiring, firing, work assignments, transfers, raises, benefits, hours, promotions, training, and other terms and conditions of your employment.
Intent is Not Necessary in an Age Discrimination Case
It is often the case that an employer does intentionally discriminate against an employee for their age, such as not hiring an older application simply because the employer does not think that older people can handle technology. However, many instances of age discrimination do not involve anyone intentionally discriminating.
For example, if there is a neutral policy that happens to disproportionally affect older workers, then it can be age discrimination. Consider an employer who made a decision to lay of 10% of their employees and chose who to fire based on their salaries. If a disproportionate number of 40+ year old employees were laid off as a result, it can be age discrimination. This is known as a disparate impact case.
We Are Here to Look for Justice
Whatever type of age discrimination you or a loved one has suffered, you can count on PLBSH to help seek justice and compensation for your damages. We have many years of experience in this field and you can trust that we will always provide honest advice and that you will have exceptional legal representation throughout the process.
You can contact us at (800) 435-7542 now for a free initial consultation. In most cases, we take cases on a contingency basis which means that you do not owe us anything upfront. Our legal fees come entirely from your case. If we do not win your case then we do not get paid. This gives us as much incentive as you to win your case.