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Age Discrimination

When you are being discriminated against in the workplace due to your age you are a victim of age discrimination and that can make it very difficult to not only do the work you have been hired to do but  also enjoy the same compensation, benefits, and opportunities as your co-workers. This behavior is more than just unfair it’s also illegal and if you have been subjected to this type of bias on the part of your employer, you have the right to file for damages.

These can include monetary compensation in the form of unpaid wages and benefits and non-monetary compensation as a result of any pain and suffering you were forced to endure due to your employer’s callous actions in the workplace. Age discrimination is a serious matter, one that can affect all Californians, and when we allow it to flourish unabated we all lose out. Elderly discrimination is wrong and if you believe you are a victim you must fight back and know your rights.

Perhaps you are unsure if you are really experiencing this type of behavior at work or maybe you have conditioned yourself to push it aside and try to ignore the comments about your age. You might be afraid of losing your job if you speak up, but you are very likely missing out on wage increases or bonuses, even promotions, all because your employer and possibly your co-workers are unfairly preventing you from earning your fair share simply due to your age. You might have experienced this type of bias at the hiring stage, when your employer made comments about your age or insinuated you were less able-bodied or even less qualified for the position because of your age.

If that is the case, then you are the victim of ageism from the start. That’s no way to begin employment with a new company and it’s more than likely all decisions regarding that employment have been made with your age as a critical determining factor.

Know your rights

If these actions sound familiar to you, then you have the right to be compensated for the disadvantages to which you were subjected in the workplace. But that does not mean you should file a claim or negotiate with your employer on your own behalf. The truth is you are continuing to place yourself at a critical disadvantage in this unpleasant situation. Your employer has already been doing it for months maybe even years, and now you are doing it yourself by attempting to get the compensation you deserve without the assistance of expert legal help.
Your employer has a team of highly-skilled, well-paid attorneys and insurance adjusters on his or her side. They all have one task in common, to ensure their client avoids any and all liability in this matter. These individuals are all well-versed in the employment laws and they will do everything within their power to exploit those laws in ways that will enable them to deny your claim and secure your employer from any responsibility to pay you a dime in damages. When all is said and done, your claim will yield little to no success in taking your employer to task for his or her discrimination against you based on your age.

Elderly discrimination laws

These are important to understand before you file any claim, so you are better informed as to the ways in which your employer has shown ageism and/or denied your the compensation, incentives, and benefits that you deserve in the workplace. There are many federal and state laws and agencies in place that prevent your employer from showing such discrimination against employees over the age of 40. These include the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA); the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA); U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC); and the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH).
The ADEA and the FEHA prescribe strict penalties for employers who discriminate, harass, and/or retaliate against employees over the age of 40 in all phases of the employment process. This includes during hiring, carrying out tasks associated with the position, and termination. If you 40 years of age or older and you believe you have been discriminated against in any aspect of your employment, you may have a case against your employer.

Victims of elderly discrimination

We’ve all applied for positions of employment before, it’s a competitive world out there and employers hold a lengthy criteria as to whom they decide to hire. That is perfectly acceptable, of course, however that criteria must be based on the candidates’ ability to do the job for which they have applied. Age is not an acceptable factor in that criteria.
But many employees over the age of 40 are subjected to that criteria every day and if they happen to get the job for which they have applied despite this accelerated paradigm they may also be forced to endure a relentless and unending barrage of comments and inequity in the workplace. This can be highly damaging to your ability to earn the compensation to which you are entitled.
If you are a victim of this type of discrimination, you need the right legal team on your side with the expertise, support personnel, and resources to fight for your rights and get you the compensation you deserve from your employer. Don’t file a claim on your own, you are only denying yourself the maximum compensation and remuneration for your pain and suffering. You want the Sassooness Law Group on your side during this troubling and difficult time.