“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

- Martin Luther King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail

Wendy Musell, of Stewart and Musell in San Francisco, is an outstanding and distinguished attorney. She is forthright, principled and highly skilled. Ms. Musell was unwavering and relentless in pursuit of equity and justice for me. She was totally committed to my case, in command of every aspect and detail, and she will not be intimidated. She completely understands employment troubles that ...

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.