Earlier this month, a former employee in Los Angeles filed a lawsuit against her former Glendale employer alleging age discrimination.
In the complaint, the employee argues that she was unlawfully discharged from her job as a result of her age, citing violations of California’s Fair Employment Housing Act (FEHA). As a result of her termination, the employee further argued that she suffered a loss of future income, as well as a host of other benefits, including mental anguish, embarrassment and emotional distress.
The plaintiff, who was 61 years of age at the time of her termination, is seeking a trial by jury, in addition to punitive and compensatory damages, reinstatement of former employment, and attorney fees and court costs.
There are various types of discrimination that can occur in the workplace, including discrimination based on age. Generally, this involves employees who are 40 years old or older who are wrongly treated as a result of their age. Actions that qualify as age discrimination typically involve:
In the state of California, there are laws prohibiting this type of discrimination, such as the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, which establishes liability on companies determined to be behaving in a discriminatory manner towards employees who are 40 years of age or older.
In fact, any employment practice or policy that applies to the entire workforce, regardless of age, can be deemed illegal if it carries a negative impact on employees or applicants who are at least 40 years old or older and is not based on any other logical factor other than age.
Are you or a loved one dealing with workplace discrimination, including discrimination based on age? If so, it is in your best interest to consult with an employment law attorney. Only an attorney who focuses on employment law can appropriately assess your case for violations of state or federal employment statutes.
In Los Angeles, our attorneys at Azadian Law Group, PC are dedicated exclusively to assisting those dealing with employment law cases, including situations involving age discrimination. Our firm has developed a reputation for our aggressive advocacy and commitment to personal service and our team of attorneys is highly skilled when it comes to protecting employee rights.
We have experience handling these types of cases at both the California state and federal level, and can provide the sound legal guidance you need during this difficult time.