Age Discrimination Attorneys in Los Angeles
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Age discrimination is a form of employment law violation wherein an employee is refused employment, fired or not provided with similar benefits due to his advanced age. In California, it is unlawful for employers to discriminate against an employee for being too old or experienced. Specifically, if you are over 40 years of age and you are not being treated fairly at work, you have a right to seek damages against your employer for back wages and other damages, including front pay, back pay, lost bonuses and up to recompense for emotional distress and other non-economic losses you suffered as a result of the discriminatory act.
There are various federal and California laws protecting employees from every type of discrimination, including age discrimination. These laws include the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) which prohibits age discrimination against employees who are over 40 years of age in all aspects of employment and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) which makes it unlawful for an employer to discriminate an employee based on age. The foregoing laws are enforced by different governing bodies. While ADEA is enforced by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), in California, FEHA is being enforced by the state's Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). However, you need to know not only if you are covered by these laws but you should also be aware of the correct application of these laws in order for you to be able to claim your damages against your unjust employer.
Therefore, if you are serious in pursuing your age discrimination claim at work, you need to seek help from MELG Law Firm’s expert Los Angeles Age Discrimination Attorneys who have successfully obtained millions of awards as of date for all our age discrimination clients.
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California Employee Rights
On the other hand, to offer protection with concerns to the entire welfare of all qualified employees (40 years and older), laws has been successfully formulated and passed to equip an age discrimination lawsuit, namely the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) of 1967 and also the California Employment and Fair Housing Act (FEHA), to enforce a just working environments and experiences favoring the best interests of employees.
Considering the fact that age discrimination claims encompasses high level of difficulty with regards to its pursuance and most significantly in proving its side to the court, seeking for professional and legal representation from the experts will definitely be a wise move for any age discrimination victim. Any attorney definitely upholds the ability to help every complainant of any injustice’ kind with filing an age discrimination claim, however, preferring legal support of a skillful and experienced attorney who are specializing with age discrimination lawsuits is wise for it secures higher possibility of getting rightful compensation lawfully based on the suffered discrimination.
The ADEA insists inclusion of age preferences, limitations, and specifications in job notices or advertisements to be considered as unlawful, while FEHA encompasses broad scope of harassment and discrimination regarding employment with the basis of several aspects including the race, color, religion, gender, sex and other factors but most importantly, the age.
California employees who suffer from such discrimination may file a Los Angeles age discrimination claim which will absolutely be secured by the age discrimination law. However, only the employers with 20 or more employees are covered by the law. However, even the workplaces which do not contain such number of required employees may still secure legal protection from the state. Also, reverse age discrimination complaints are not recognized by the law.
California citizens who resentfully suffered from this type of injustice should team up with lawyers of age discrimination case in California to accomplish an intellectual move and a powerful strategy which ensures positive and great results regarding the said complaint.