Individuals over the age of 40 are considered a protected class under the law. In the same way that an individual cannot be discriminated against by an employer based on race or gender, so must individuals be protected from workplace harassment or discrimination based on age.
At the Bononi Law Group, LLP, our attorneys are committed to advocating on behalf of employees whose rights have been violated in the workplace. We have extensive experience handling even the most complex employment law matters. If you have suffered age discrimination, resulting in unlawful termination from your job, contact us today. Our firm is highly regarded throughout Southern California for providing preeminent legal representation in even the most complex cases.
Unlawful treatment, discrimination, or harassment based on an employee’s age can take many forms, including:
- Denial of employment
- Repeated jokes and offensive comments
- Assignment to undesirable tasks
- Lower pay for the same work
- Denial of training, education, or certain benefits to older employees
- Making a job more difficult to encourage an employee to quit
Sometimes employers will intentionally make job conditions or requirements so unbearable that an older employee has no reasonable alternative but to quit his or her job. This is referred to as “constructive discharge.” If your employer has pushed you to the brink of quitting your job through age discrimination or harassment, you need a knowledgeable attorney with experience handling these complex cases.
Under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, employers have a limited window of time to file a complaint with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). If you have questions or concerns regarding your options and the appropriate action to take in your age discrimination claim, our lawyers can help.
There may be legal remedies available to you, including job reinstatement and monetary damages for losses incurred. For a full explanation of your legal rights, and committed advocacy from a highly regarded employment law attorney, contact the Bononi Law Group, LLP today.