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Age Discrimination Lawyer in Newport Beach, CA

You have heard the term ‘out with the old and in with the new.’ This kind of mentality may lead you to need an age discrimination lawyer. At the Azadian Law Group, PC, we know that older workers are facing challenges in the workplace as employers strive to hire a younger workforce despite older workers being fully capable. This type of discrimination is illegal, and we want to help. Let us work to secure the compensation you deserve today.

You need to know that you are protected

In California, older workers have plenty of protections. Both the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and the California Fair Housing and Employment Act (FEHA) make it illegal for employers to discriminate against an employee because of their age.

However, that does not mean that age discrimination does not happen. Most cases of age discrimination go unreported, but we know that the AARP says that over 60% of workers over the age of 45 have seen or experienced workplace age discrimination.

  • The EEOC tells us that age discrimination involves “treating an applicant or employee less favorably because of his or her age.”
  • For the latest reporting year, the EEOC filed nearly 17,000 age discrimination charges against employers.

The problem is that age discrimination or rarely overt. Employers know that this type of discrimination is illegal. We find that age discrimination shows up when an older employee is:

  • Not hired due to their age
  • Fired, laid off, or forced to retire due to their age
  • Is pressured by supervisors to retire due to their age
  • Harassed with remarks or insults about their age
  • Offered less pay or benefits due to their age
  • Given fewer hours or worse job assignments due to their age

What we usually discover is that older workers are replaced with substantially younger employees with equal or fewer qualifications.

When an older employee loses their job, they face the longest periods of unemployment of any age group. Many older workers are afraid to report instances of age discrimination because they fear they will be retaliated against.

  • It is illegal for an employer to retaliate against someone for making an age discrimination complaint, even if the allegations turn out not to be true.

We are ready to get you through this

Getting older does not give your employer the right to treat you differently when you are capable of doing your job. However, we know that many employers engage in age discrimination. At the Azadian Law Group, PC, we are here to be your advocate. Let us get to work on securing the compensation you deserve, including:

  • Any lost wages and benefits
  • Possible reinstatement to your job
  • Coverage of your court costs and legal fees
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Punitive damages against those responsible

We will not collect for our expenses unless your case is successful and you will not have any out-of-pocket costs. If you need a Newport Beach age discrimination attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 949-662-5405.

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