Age Discrimination Claims in San Francisco
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. 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.