At the Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C., our California age discrimination lawyers are passionate and effective advocates for justice. There are federal and state laws in place to help ensure that older employees have access to equitable opportunities in the workplace. If you believe that your rights were violated, you should speak to a professional. To set up a free, confidential consultation with a California age discrimination lawyer at the Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C., please call us at (888) 883-6588 today.
Unfortunately, older workers face some barriers in the workplace. According to data from the AARP, two out of three workers between the ages of 45 and 74 report that they have personally witnessed or endured age-based discrimination in the workplace. Instead of being evaluated on their individual qualifications, too many older workers are forced to deal with unfavorable stereotypes about what they can and cannot do based on their age.
There are federal and state laws in place that prohibit age discrimination in the workplace. Whether you are covered by these laws depends, primarily, on the size of your employer. Here are the key things to know about the age discrimination laws that may apply to workers in Southern California:
Age discrimination occurs when an older worker endures some type of unfavorable treatment that is motivated, at least in part, by their age. It can come in many different forms. Notable examples of conduct that could be considered age discrimination include:
Ultimately, every age discrimination claim is different. These are highly fact-intensive employment law cases. An allegation of age-based discrimination in the workplace should always be carefully investigated by an experienced attorney.
You should be able to report age discrimination without fear of facing retribution. If you believe that you were the victim of age discrimination in violation of the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) or the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), you have the right to report the matter internally within your company and/or to file a formal complaint. Doing so is a protected activity under state and federal law.
When an employer takes adverse action against a worker because that worker engaged in a protected activity, they may be liable for retaliation. As explained by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), retaliation is an unlawful practice used by employers to discourage and punish employees who exercise their rights. If you were punished for reporting age discrimination in the workplace, contact a California retaliation lawyer for a free consultation.
Age discrimination claims are complicated. If you were the victim of age-based discrimination in the workplace, it is normal to feel hurt, frustrated, and overwhelmed by the situation. Our founder lawyer Joseph E. Richards is a skilled, experienced advocate for employees’ rights. We offer proactive and dynamic representation to clients with a focus on justice. Among other things, our Orange County & Riverside County age discrimination attorney is prepared to:
At the Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C., our experienced Southern California age discrimination lawyers are seasoned, passionate advocates for clients. Employees should not be forced to endure discrimination based on stereotypes about their age. Give the Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C. a call at (888) 883-6588 to set up your free, strictly confidential consultation.
If you believe you were the victim of age discrimination, we may be able to help. We handle age discrimination claims in Orange County and throughout the Inland Empire, including Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Fullerton, Riverside, and beyond.
Contact Us Today at to Schedule
A Free Initial Consultation
At Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C., we are standing by, ready to get started with a free legal consultation for your potential employment law case. Individual workers deserve the same top-quality employment law representation that large corporations get from big law firms. Call the California employment lawyer at Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C., today at (888) 883-6588 to arrange your strictly confidential initial consultation.