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Los Angeles Age Discrimination Lawyer

Age discrimination is unlawful and a threat to all workers in California. Employers who discriminate against employees or job applicants by way of demotions, lack of career opportunities, job termination, exclusion from workplace activities, refusal to reasonably accommodate age-related disabilities, or other adverse employment actions because of age are liable for damages in the event that the employee brings a claim against the company.

To bring such a claim, seek help from a Los Angeles Discrimination lawyer at The Law Office of Omid Nosrati. We have experience with age discrimination claims in Los Angeles and can explore the legal actions available to you. In our years of handling employment actions in California, we’ve collected glowing reviews from past clients, fellow attorneys, and prominent lawyer rating websites. You too could become one of our success stories. It all starts with one of our free consultations.

Laws Prohibiting Age Discrimination in California

The federal government passed the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) back in 1967. The ADEA is a civil rights law that applies to people of all ages. The government also passed the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, both of which prohibit discrimination against applicants and employees on the basis of age. The state of California has also passed its own laws regarding age discrimination, including the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). The provisions of these laws include:

  • Protection for applicants and employees over the age of 40 from age-based discrimination in hiring, training, promotion, compensation, privileges, and termination.
  • Prohibitions against discrimination on the basis of age in activities and programs that receive federal financial help. 

State and federal laws make it unlawful for an employer to refuse to hire someone 40 or older on the basis of age, as well as to terminate someone’s employment simply based on age. Harassment regarding someone’s age is also against the law. Employers must take steps to reasonably prevent harassment or discrimination surrounding age in the workplace. Failure to do so can result in a discrimination claim against the employer, as well as legal responsibility for damages.

How an Age Discrimination Attorney Can Help

Age discrimination can result in wrongful termination, lost income, lost employment opportunities, and what feels like a dead end for many Californians over the age of 40. Luckily, the law is on your side if you suffered because of age discrimination in the workplace. You can hire our firm, where our dedicated and aggressive employment law attorneys will fight against discrimination and help you try to obtain recovery for s back pay, future pay,  emotional suffering, and perhaps even punitive damages for your employer’s egregious wrongdoing.

Our attorneys can help you in many ways during your fight against age discrimination. We can take the burden of filing a claim off your shoulders, giving you peace of mind during this difficult time. We can take over communications with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on your behalf, and keep you updated about your claim every step of the way.

Most importantly, we have the ability to negotiate complex settlements and take your case to trial if necessary for a positive outcome. We’ll work tirelessly to protect your rights. Sign up for a free consultation or call (310) 553-5630 to speak with one of our employment lawyers in Los Angeles about your case today.