San Francisco Age Discrimination Attorney
Our Employment Attorney Can Help You
Under both California and federal law, it is illegal for an employer to
base any employment decisions on the age of an employee. The
Age Discrimination in Employment Act, signed in 1967, is a federal anti-discrimination law preventing employers
with more than 20 employees from using any tactic to disenfranchise older workers.
Why clients choose Stewart & Musell, LLP:
California's own Fair Employment and Housing Act restricts employers
of five or more people from using hiring tactics or
workplace discrimination to target older workers.Do you suspect an employer of using unfair tactics
to prevent older workers from remaining in the workplace? You have a right
to employment that should not be taken away by the discriminatory business
practices of an employer.
Take legal action today by
contacting Stewart & Musell, LLP.
What Counts as Age Discrimination?
There are some ways that an employer can be guilty of acting in a discriminatory
manner, though they may not seem so obvious. These actions can negatively
impact their older employees, forcing them out of a job and with serious
bills on their plate. Whether subtle or obvious, employers that discriminate
based on age can be held liable for these actions.
Common ways that employers discriminate based on age include:
- Posting a job description that targets employees of a certain age range
- Asking about an employee's age on the application or interview
- Preventing older workers from receiving training available to younger workers
- Denying an older worker a promotion but hiring a younger employee for the position
- Creating a hostile environment for older employees
- Encouraging older workers to quit
- Implementing a layoff that affects mostly older workers
- Demoting an older worker in favor of a younger employee
Age-motivated discrimination is more common than you may think and is illegal
under both state and federal law. Our San Francisco employment attorneys
can compile the evidence necessary to show that the actions of the employer
worked to disenfranchise their older workers and use this to take action
on your behalf.
Call Stewart & Musell, LLP to Fight For Your Rights
If you believe that your employer practices age discrimination, contact
Stewart & Musell, LLP to defend your rights. Filing a lawsuit based on age discrimination requires
in-depth legal knowledge and must be handled on a strict timeline. Act
quickly with the help of our firm to sue for the rights you deserve!
Contact us today if you would like to set up a confidential consultation.