Age Discrimination

Los Angeles Age Discrimination Lawyers

We Know That You Aren’t Limited by Your Age

Under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), it is illegal for employers to discriminate against job applicants and employees 40 years old and older on the basis of age. The protections under the FEHA extend to hiring, training, benefits, compensation, promotion, termination, layoffs, and other terms and privileges of employment. Despite this law, employers still continue to discriminate against their older workers.

At Azadegan Law Group, APC, we know that discrimination in the workplace is a major concern for older workers. That is why we proudly use our extensive knowledge of the law to help clients throughout Los Angeles file age discrimination claims. We know that asserting your labor rights is not an easy process, but with our experienced lawyers standing in your corner and guiding you each step of the way, you can feel confident that your best interests are protected as you pursue justice.

Common Signs of Age Discrimination in the Workplace

Unfortunately, age discrimination often has less to do with an older employee’s ability to perform their job and has more to do with the risings salaries that these employees earn compared to younger workers starting with a company. This means that employees over the age of 40 are often the first ones to be terminated when a company is forced to downsize.

While age discrimination comes in many forms, the following are common examples of age discrimination to keep an eye out for in your workplace:

  • Harassment: A boss deliberately makes life at work miserable for an older employee to get them to quit. It is illegal for your employer or coworkers to harass you or taunt you because of your age.
  • Poor Performance Review: In years past, did you receive excellent performance reviews when you were younger, but now your scores have substantially dropped, despite your work habits being the same? If so, you might be able to file a claim for age discrimination.
  • Favoritism: Have you noticed that the younger employees with the company always get the best assignments or equipment? Have you been disciplined for behavior that younger workers get away with? Has a younger employee been given a promotion even though you have more experience and qualifications? If so, you might have a claim for age discrimination.
  • Stereotypes: Does your employer subscribe to the stereotype that older workers become less competent as they age? Does your boss assume you aren’t’ tech-savvy or incapable of meeting the physical demands of the job? If you are constantly encountering stereotypes at work because you are older than other employees, then you can file an age discrimination claim.

If you have faced age discrimination at work, please don’t hesitate to schedule your case consultation with Azadegan Law Group, APC. We are equipped to vigorously protect your rights, and you can count on us to work diligently to resolve your case with the best possible outcome. Call (310) 340-1550 today.

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    Michael M. Yellin

    Employment Law Attorney

    Michael M. Yellin, Esq., is an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of California. A graduate of the Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles, law is Mr. Yellin's second career. Prior to law school, Mr. Yellin worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for a "Voluntary" hospital, operating under the direction of the Fire Department of New York, in New York City. While working in that capacity, Mr. Yellin was awarded the Excellent Duty Award after he and his partner entered a ...