As the average age of the US population increases, so does the age of the US workforce. However, there are times when employers discriminated against employees, whether knowingly or unknowingly, in the workplace due to their age. At the Azadian Law Group, PC, we want to help you understand if you have been the victim of workplace age discrimination. Our Los Angeles discrimination lawyers offer some signs to look out for. If you have been the victim of the following, you may need to contact an attorney.
Age discrimination is hard to detect in the workplace. It is rare that an employer will come out and say that they are firing a person because they are “too old” to do the job. Instead, they will look for benign reasons to fire someone or force them to quit. We do not have complete numbers of how many workers age discrimination affects. According to AARP, most cases of workplace age discrimination are not reported, and nearly two-thirds of workers over the age of 45 have seen or experienced workplace age discrimination.
Workers have two tools to fight age discrimination:
The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) says that age discrimination involves “treating an applicant or employee less favorably because of his or her age.” Some signs that you may have been, or are about to be, the victim of age discrimination include:
If you suspect you have been the victim of age discrimination in the workplace, you should seek legal assistance as soon as possible. This is a serious issue, and you may be entitled to compensation. At the Azadian Law Group, PC, we will investigate what happened in your case and work to obtain: