You have worked hard to build the reputation of a lifetime, and now, an employer wants to hold that against you. If you are a victim of age-related discrimination at work, speak with a San Francisco age discrimination attorney at The Armstrong Law Firm. We will use our years of collective experience and resources to hold your detractors accountable to the fullest extent of the law.
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) 909-3945 for a consultation. We are committed to protecting the rights of all California employees.
Age Discrimination Comes in Many Forms
Age discrimination occurs when an employer takes a negative action against you at work based on this factor. You could face age discrimination when applying for a job or while currently holding a title. It is illegal to treat employees in this manner at the state and federal levels.
However, age discrimination is challenging to prove. Therefore, you will likely need to build a convincing and compelling age discrimination case using circumstantial evidence. You can rely on the San Francisco age discrimination attorney at The Armstrong Law Firm to investigate your case and preserve vital evidence on your behalf.
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
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, but your experience does, and The Armstrong Law Firm wants to help you prove how a current or potential employer violated your legal rights.
Compensation Is Available for Age Discrimination Victims
The main objective of an age discrimination case is to get compensation for the losses you suffered. However, it also strengthens public policy and communicates that age discrimination is highly illegal to others. If you win your case, you could receive money that pays for your current and future losses, as well as reimbursement for the time and expense it took to prove your case.
At The Armstrong Law Firm, you can count on our San Francisco age discrimination lawyer to pursue the following damages on your behalf as recoverable:
- Current and future lost wages
- Current and future lost benefits
- Mental anguish compensations
- Attorneys’ fees reimbursement
- Court cost reimbursement
- Litigation cost reimbursement
- Punitive damages
- And more
A civil award is an opportunity to receive compensation for the losses you suffered. It can also send a larger message to unsavory employers that age discrimination is never acceptable. Learn more about how we can help you during a Consultation with The Armstrong Law Firm.
We Do Not Hold Back During Age Discrimination Cases
At The Armstrong Law Firm, our legal team is ready to show the relevant employer that you are serious about your case. We are an experienced, knowledgeable, and resource firm that will not hold back against legal barriers. Our San Francisco age discrimination attorney has recovered millions on behalf of clients throughout California.
We have years of combined experience that we tirelessly put behind every age discrimination case. There are no upfront attorneys’ fees, and we do not get paid until you win your case. Find out more about how we can help during a consultation.
You Deserve to Have Your Story Heard in Court
It is intimidating to think that an employer is holding you accountable for your age. Doing so seems counterintuitive since age could indicate more experience and knowledge. Our laws tend to agree with this notion while supporting a free and fair market that gives everyone a chance to thrive, regardless of their identification and age.
The San Francisco age discrimination attorney at The Armstrong Law Firm will fully understand your experience, preserve viable case evidence, and pursue all legal options for redress. Count on us to act as your champion in the courtroom and have your story told.
Schedule a 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 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 and Silicon Valley. Please call us for your Consultation at (415) 909-3945 or contact us online.