The Orange County workforce has grown to include individuals varying in age from teenage years all the way up to individuals in their seventies or even eighties. Many people have been unable to retire as planned, and have instead had to continue working in their existing jobs or find new jobs to continue making ends meet. While there are some jobs that do favor younger individuals, such as physically demanding jobs, many jobs do not favor one age over another. The Orange County Employment Law Attorneys of Nassiri Law Group evaluate age discrimination cases on a regular basis, and it is unfortunate that so many hardworking individuals are being mistreated for their age.California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA)
Under California law, it is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an employee based on his or her age, or to allow such discrimination to occur. Age discrimination occurs in the form of wrongful termination, workplace mistreatment or harassment, failing to land a job because of age, and losing out on a promotion because of age. In order to pursue a claim against your employer for age discrimination, you must be able to prove the following pursuant to California’s FEHA:
- You are forty years of age or older;
- Your age was a factor considered by your employer in your hiring, termination, or possible promotion; and that
- Younger employees in the same or similar situation and/or with the same experience are being treated more favorably and winning out on a job or promotion.
Because age discrimination can show itself in a variety of workplace situations, it cannot be stressed enough that fighting an employment law matter on your own can be risky, uncertain, and extremely stressful. Despite the fact that age discrimination is prohibited and the FEHA is intended to prevent such discrimination, this conduct will continue to persist in many Orange County workplaces simply given the sheer population of our community. There are good employers and there are not so good employers.
Age discrimination not only causes potential financial harm to an employee, but it can also cause emotional or even physical harm if an employee was injured in the workplace due to an act of age discrimination. Regardless of what type of age discrimination you or a loved one experienced, it is important to act quickly by speaking with a truly skilled Orange County Employment Law Attorney.Contact the Orange County Employment Law Attorneys of Nassiri Law Group Today
No matter what the current law is, some Orange County employers continue to discriminate against employees or potential employees based on age. While an individual’s age may play a role in his or her employment depending upon the nature of the job, some employees are simply mistreated for being too old. Age is just one of many factors that cannot be changed. As such, age discrimination is taken very seriously and employers should be held responsible for such a violation of one’s rights. At Nassiri Law Group, our seasoned Orange County Employment Law Attorneys strive to provide superior legal representation to clients who have experienced wrongdoing in the workplace based on age discrimination. With our strong legal team, you or your loved one has the opportunity to fight an employer with true advocacy. Our attorneys accept nothing less than a fair result. If you have experienced age discrimination in the workplace as an employee or potential employee, it is time to call Nassiri Law Group. To speak with one of our attorneys, contact our office today by calling (714) 937-2020 to schedule your free consultation.