If you feel your employer has overlooked your for a position, failed to promote you, or not offered benefits because of your age, contact an attorney who specializes in age discrimination laws. Age discrimination is illegal and happens when an employer treats an employee unfairly because of their age.San Francisco enforces all California laws protecting employees over 40 years old from age discrimination in the workplace. At JML Law in San Francisco, our attorneys specialize in Employment and Discrimination laws. Allow our attorneys to enforce your rights and seek the maximum legal compensation for damages owed to you.
Laws Protecting Employees From Age Discrimination In The Workplace
There are Federal and State laws regarding age discrimination in the workplace. The law forbids discrimination in all areas of employment such as hiring, pay, promotions, training, benefits, assignments, and in all areas of employment. The California Fair Employment and Housing Act protects employees from age discrimination from employers, private or public, who have 5 employees or more. The Federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 “promotes employment of older persons based on their ability rather than age” and prohibits “arbitrary age discrimination in employment.” The Equal Opportunity Commission states, in part, that:
- “Age discrimination is against people who are 40 or older.”
- “It Is not illegal for an employer or other covered entity to favor an older worker over a younger one, even if both workers are age 40 or older.”
- “Discriminations can occur when the victim and the person who inflicted the discrimination are over 40.”
What You Should Do
If your employer has discriminated against you because of your age, it is imperative to seek legal representation to protect your rights. Our attorneys at JML Law will ensure you have the best possible representation and gather all supporting evidence for your case. Building an age discrimination case could include gathering information on the employer’s history, noting any history of favoritism or harassment, undue discipline, skipped promotions, and taking witness’ testimonies. If you have been discriminated against by your employer because of your age, contact JML Law in San Francisco at 415-692-3462 or visit our website at www.jmllaw.com to request a free consultation.
If a positive outcome is reached for your case, damages could be compensatory or punitive. Compensatory damages include compensation for the amount of money spent or lost because of the discrimination. These could include:
- Lost wages and/or potential earnings
- Legal fees
- Court costs
- Cost of finding alternative employment
- Reinstatement of benefits
- Compensation for lost medical benefits
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Policy changes
Punitive damages are specific fines your employer is forced to pay to for violating age discrimination laws.
- For employers with 15-100 employees, the limit is $50,000.
- For employers with 101-200 employees, the limit is $100,000.
- For employers with 201-500 employees, the limit is $200,000.
- For employers with more than 500 employees, the limit is $300,000
Speak with a professional litigator today in JML Law’s offices in San Francisco. Our attorneys are experts at the mediation and litigation of age discrimination cases. Call JML Law today at 415-692-3462 for a free confidential consultation.
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