Age Discrimination Lawyer
What is Age Discrimination?
An employer violates both Federal and State law if it discriminatorily refuses to hire, promote, or provide other employment benefits or terminates an employee based on age. Employees or applicants who are 40 years of age or older are protected by these laws.
Additionally, under the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act, employees over 40 years of age are entitled to a twenty-one (21) day consideration period prior to signing any agreements which waive their rights and have seven (7) days to revoke an agreement that purportedly waives their rights.
Age Discrimination Requirements
EEOC - 15+ employees
CA FEHA - 5+ employees
Standard Time Limit
EEOC - 180 days to file a charge
CA FEHA - 1 to 3 years, depending on different circumstances.
Common Forms of Age Discrimination
Failure to hire
Failure to promote
Unequal Pay, training, fringe benefits
Unjust suspensions, lay-offs, terminations
What Should You Do If You Have Been Discriminated Against?
If you believe that you have been discriminated against based on your national origin, you should reach out to an experienced Age Discrimination Employment Law Attorney to discuss your unique situation. As you can tell, every situation is different and no one-sized-fit-all approach will work for every employee.