There are many kinds of discrimination in the workplace, but one form that doesn’t always receive the attention that it should is age discrimination. Age discrimination protections relate to employees who are over the age of 40, and they apply when an employer denies the employee a work-related benefit based on their age. Any employee who believes they may have experienced age discrimination on the job shouldn’t wait to consult with an experienced California employment law attorney.
The federal law that protects employees against age discrimination on the job is called the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), and it applies to employees in all the following situations:
California’s laws provide even more expansive protections in relation to age discrimination.
It is not uncommon for employees to good-naturedly tease one another about their ages – whether they are older or younger than one another – and this generally isn’t interpreted as age discrimination. Some practices that often are, however, include the following:
Being discriminated against as a result of one’s age is not only disheartening but can also strip employees of their dignity and the respect they deserve. Employees who believe they’ve been affected by age discrimination shouldn’t wait to discuss their concerns with savvy employment law attorneys who have a wealth of experience guiding challenging claims toward advantageous outcomes.
The seasoned California employment law attorneys at Minnis & Smallets dedicate their practice to fiercely protecting employee rights, including those related to mental health issues. Too many employees are afraid to share their mental health concerns due to fear of negative consequences on the job, but skilled legal guidance can help. Don’t put off contacting us for more information today.
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