Age

Do you feel as if you are being forced to retire? Are you expected to keep up with new technology without the proper training?

Our attorneys and staff at the law office of Jay S. Rothman & Associates have more than 50 years of combined experience aggressively fighting to protect the rights of older Americans who have experienced discrimination in the workplace due to their increased age and experience and qualifications that require higher pay.

Contact our California age discrimination lawyer today to discuss your options. Individuals who are discriminated against for their age, as demonstrated by unfair demotion or promotion practices or a hostile work environment, may be entitled to damages for lost wages, emotional distress and more.

Woodland Hills, California, Wrongful Termination Lawyers

Age discrimination takes many forms, including:

  • Replacement of an employee over 40 with an employee under 40 (or another employee that is over 40, but younger than the person being replaced)
  • Unjustified demotion or pass-over for promotion
  • Hostile work environment
  • A lesser benefits package for older employees
  • Downsizing by replacing older employees with younger

It is illegal to discriminate against workers 40 and older due to their age under the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). An employer is also required to provide benefits for older workers equal to those provided for their younger counterparts under the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act.

It is not illegal, however, to replace people who are making more money with people who make less money because they have less seniority. It is also not illegal to offer a special severance package for early retirement. In both cases, the employee must prove an underlying discriminatory motive to lay employees off due to their age. Our discrimination attorneys will thoroughly review the details of your unique circumstances and give you upfront and honest advice on how we can help.

Los Angeles County, San Fernando Unfair Termination Law Firm

Are you concerned that you are being pushed out the door because your employer does not want to pay for the experience and qualifications you have built up over the years?

Contact our Woodland Hills, California, wrongful termination attorneys at Jay S. Rothman & Associates in Woodland Hills, California, today to discuss your unique situation and goals. Flexible appointment times are available. We offer a free initial consultation to consider your potential claims.