California Age Discrimination Lawyers
Your age should not affect the way people treat you at work. Age discrimination is not acceptable. We know how tough it is for you to do your job feeling like people aren’t treating you right. Your case is important to us. Our California age discrimination lawyers can help. Call us today.
How Our California Age Discrimination Lawyers Can Help
We know that you’ve been working for many years, and to feel like you don’t belong or you’re being mistreated because of your age is troubling. A lawyer will be able to tell you what to do next so that you can take legal action. These cases are complicated, and you deserve somebody who will fight for you. You deserve a lawyer who has a track record of success.
Am I Being Discriminated Against Based on My Age?
Age discrimination can take many forms. You might be phased out of a job that you do very well. You might be passed up for opportunities, even if you’re more qualified than younger candidates. A company may not hire you, favoring someone younger than you unfairly. Regardless of what you’re facing, age discrimination is not acceptable. One way to know for sure if you’re being discriminated against based on your age is to talk to a lawyer. We know how to identify age discrimination, and we can advise you on your next steps.
Getting Legal Help
Reaching out to a lawyer is a really good step. It’s truly the only way to know for sure if you’re being discriminated against. We suggest if you’re employed right now that you go through your employee handbook to see what actions need to be taken. You can always talk to your HR department or a supervisor. It might not always be easy to talk to upper management. You’re also free to reach out to a lawyer to discuss your claim. If you feel comfortable, try to exhaust all resources at work first. When no action is taken to rectify the situation, that’s when you should talk to a lawyer right away.
Retaliation is Unacceptable
In some cases of people who are feeling discriminated against at work due to their age, it is intimidating to talk to HR. Sometimes, you don’t feel comfortable talking to those people because you don’t think they will help. Those in charge may even be the ones behind the discrimination. Our California age discrimination lawyers are on your side. If you can’t talk to someone at work, you can talk to us. We will do anything we can to help you. You have a right to speak up. Retaliation is not acceptable.
Three Definitions of Ageism
Unfortunately ageism is everywhere. Even Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Facebook said back in 2007 that, “young people are just smarter.” Are young people smart? Yes, usually. Are they always smarter than older people? Certainly not. Any broad claims about a group of people can be considered discrimination.
There are three types of ageism that we can identify. These three types of ageism are illegal and can be considered age discrimination in an employment law case. Here are three types of ageism seen in the workplace that we can make a claim for:
- Hiring and recruitment – This is typically seen when there are younger people getting hired and recruited instead of an older person simply because they are younger.
- Bias at your job – This is something we see when a worker who is older gets less training, no promotions, less raises, or is harassed in the workplace. If someone who clearly is less qualified than you is getting more opportunities, it is time to investigate.
- Getting fired – A company will sometimes phase out a senior employee slowly by getting rid of their caseload until they become obsolete (which might force them into retirement of their own accord) or by abruptly firing them.
We understand that it can feel terrible to be in a situation like this. We understand this. We are here for you. This is troubling and it should not be accepted.
You don’t have to tolerate being treated badly. You can fight back against this injustice. We will guide you through this every step of the way.
Call Our California Age Discrimination Lawyers Today
If you think that talking to a lawyer is necessary, do that right away. The sooner you get started the stronger your case can be. Contact Myers Law Group today to set up a consultation. We are here for you.
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