Who Is Protected From Age Discrimination In California?
California law prohibits employers from using an employee’s age – so long as the employee is 40 years of age or older – as a basis for employment decisions. Examples of age discrimination include:
- Subtle or overtly ageist comments;
- Limiting a job search to employees of a certain age;
- Replacing older workers with younger workers;
- Not promoting or training older workers; and
- Choosing older workers to be in included in a layoff.
If you believe your employer has used your age as a basis for discrimination, you should contact us to discuss your options. Brock & Gonzales LLP offers a free initial consultation. We have offices in Los Angeles and Sacramento, and we represent wronged employees statewide.
What If You Are Over 40 Years Of Age And Your Employer Offers You A Severance Agreement?
California law requires that before an employee 40 years of age or older signs a severance agreement, the employee has the right to consult an attorney and has at least 21 days to consider the agreement before signing it. The employee also has 7 days after signing a severance agreement to revoke it.
What Are You Entitled To Recover In An Age Discrimination Case?
- All lost wages, income, earnings or salary you lost, and will lose in the future, as the result of the discriminatory conduct
- Monetary compensation for your past and future mental suffering, inconvenience, anxiety, humiliation and emotional distress
- Punitive damages to deter your employer from engaging in similar conduct in the future
Get A Free Consultation
Brock & Gonzales LLP specializes in age discrimination cases. If you feel you have been discriminated against on account of your age, call us at 310-294-9595 or contact us via email to set up a free consultation.