San Francisco Age Discrimination Attorney

If an employer has refused to promote you, hired a younger but less qualified candidate, changed your benefits or otherwise discriminated against you because of your age, you have every right to be angry. Your age does not define you. Your experience does.

It is illegal, under both California and federal laws, for employers to discriminate against employees or job applicants because of their age — when they do, the San Francisco age discrimination attorneys at The Armstrong Law Firm hold them accountable. Contact us online or call 415-692-0462 for a free consultation.

We are committed to protecting the rights of all California employees.

Age Discrimination and the Law

Illegal age discrimination can take many shapes and forms, including:

  • Terminations and layoffs based on age
  • Demotions based on age
  • Denied promotions due to age
  • Denied benefits or changes in benefits due to age
  • Forced retirement
  • Changes in work projects or assignments due to age
  • Job postings that show a preference for younger job applicants

  • Interview questions that show a preference for younger job applicants
  • Denied jobs based on age

One important thing to note is that the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protects only individuals who are at least 40 years old. In other words, it is perfectly legal for an employer to prefer someone who is older to someone who is younger. The California law that prohibits age discrimination in the workplace, the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), also applies to individuals age 40 and older.

Age Harassment in the Workplace

Workplace age harassment, such as making disparaging remarks about an employee's age, is also illegal. If you are 40 years or older and have experienced age harassment by management, a co-worker or even a contractor, you may be able to bring a harassment claim if the harassment:

  • Negatively affected your employment and/or
  • Unreasonably interfered with your work performance and/or
  • Created a hostile work environment

Schedule a Free Consultation With The Armstrong Law Firm

If you believe you are the victim of age discrimination or harassment, discuss your case with us in a free consultation. We will evaluate the strengths of your case, collect evidence and, depending on the facts of your case, help you recover a cash settlement to compensate you for what you have been subjected to.

Our lawyers represent clients in workplace discrimination and harassment cases in San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland and throughout the Bay Area. Please call us at 415-692-0462 or contact us online.