Both California and Federal law prohibit age discrimination and harassment in the workplace.
Both the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (“ADEA”) protect individuals who are 40 years of age or older from employment discrimination on account of age. Under both the FEHA and the ADEA it is unlawful to discriminate against a person because of his or her age with respect to any term, condition or privilege of employment.
These anti-discrimination laws apply to: hiring, firing, layoffs, compensation, promotions, benefits, job assignments, and training. It is also unlawful to retaliate against an individual for opposing age discrimination, filing an age discrimination charge, or participating in an investigation, proceeding, or litigation pertaining to age discrimination.
The federal ADEA applies to employers with 20 or more employees, including state and local governments. It also applies to employment agencies and labor organizations, as well as to the federal government. The California FEHA applies to employers with 5 or more employees.
If you believe you have been the victim of age discrimination you should immediately consult an experienced employment attorney. Chami Law has successfully prosecuted numerous age discrimination cases and offers a free initial case evaluation. There are strict time limits for filing a charge of age discrimination and you must act quickly to preserve your right to sue.
Call Chami Law today for a free case evaluation toll free at 888-384-7225 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.