San Diego Age Discrimination Attorney
The workplace in San Diego and throughout the area is full of diverse individuals aged from teenagers to the elderly. However, many workers over 40 often find themselves the victim of age discrimination.
Under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), it is illegal to fire, refuse to hire, or otherwise discriminate on the basis of someone’s age. If your employer, a potential employer, or another individual has committed discriminatory acts against you due to your age, a San Diego Age Discrimination Attorney can help protect your employee rights and provide counsel on your legal options.
If you’ve been the victim of age discrimination, call the Law Offices of Jason A. Rodenbo today at 619-265-0081 for a free consultation. Otherwise, you can find more information regarding age discrimination in San Diego.
California Laws on Age Discrimination
During difficult economic times, employers often resort to employee layoffs. Sometimes, these layoffs affect those who have been with the company for a very long time, who may be receiving higher salaries or benefits that younger workers might not have access to. Thus, if an employer fires you, or even refuses to hire you, based on your age, the action is illegal under both federal and California anti-discrimination laws, such as the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA)
Some common examples of age discrimination can include, but aren’t limited to:
- Hiring processes – an employer refuses to hire a 40-year-old or older applicant because of his or her age
- Promotions – an employer decides not to promote an older, more experienced employer, and instead chooses a younger, less experienced employee (this is mostly the case when the employer is looking for longevity in an employee; it is discrimination nonetheless)
- Demotions – an employer decides to assign an older employee to a lower ranking job in order to give way to a younger employee to take over the vacant job that the older employee had just “left”
- Termination – an employer decides to fire or lay off an employee as a cost-cutting measure and as a way to invest in younger candidates in employment
It is important to note that age discrimination can occur in a wide variety of settings, and it can include countless behaviors. Therefore, if you’re being harassed because of your age, you do have the right to a discrimination-free workplace and you could file a suit.
Contact San Diego’s Leading Discrimination Attorney Today
If you’ve been the victim of discrimination in San Diego or the surrounding areas, it is essential to acquire the legal services and competence of a San Diego age discrimination attorney. With years of experience in age discrimination in the workplace, attorney Jason A. Rodenbo is confident that he can guide you through this complicated area of law, from filing a complaint with the right agency to thoroughly investigating the discriminatory practices.
Don’t hesitate if you’ve been (or you are) the victim of age discrimination, and call the Law Offices of Jason A. Rodenbo today at 619-265-0081.