Unfortunately, age discrimination is a common issue in the workplace. Employers treat their employees differently simply because of their age. Have you suffered discrimination in the workplace based on your age? Do you believe that you have been subject to age discrimination? If your employer treated you unfairly because of your age, you might have grounds to take legal action against your employer; you must seek legal assistance as soon as possible.
The employment attorneys at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to pursue a claim against your employer. If you would like to discuss your age discrimination claim with the lawyers at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group, contact us today.
Understanding the Age Limit to Filing Age Discrimination Cases in California
What is the age limit to file an age discrimination claim in California? In California, only employees that are 40 or older are protected by age discrimination laws. What does this mean? If you are 40 or older and you are treated unfavorably specifically because of your age, you have the right to pursue an age discrimination claim. What if you are 39 years old? Because the law is so specific, anyone under the age of 40 does not have grounds to pursue a claim. Without a doubt, people of all ages can suffer discrimination based on their age; however, only those who are 40 and older have the right to take action against their employers.
Age Discrimination, the DFEH, and Your Right to File a Lawsuit
Age discrimination, without a doubt, is against the law and against your rights as an employee. If you were subjected to age discrimination in your workplace, you have the right to take action against your employer. What can you do? What are your options? All employment claims such as age discrimination claims in California must be filed through the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). The DFEH is California’s employment agency. The DFEH oversees and enforces all employment laws while handling employment claims when they arise. Although all employment claims in California have to go through the DFEH, victims of age discrimination have the right to pursue civil lawsuits against their employers. However, before being able to pursue civil lawsuits, victims must first receive the right to sue from the DFEH. After receiving the right to sue, claimants will have one year to file their civil lawsuits against their employers. If you would like to learn more about your right to file claims with the DFEH and your right to file a civil lawsuit, do not hesitate to contact our law firm as soon as possible.
Recovering Compensation for Your Age Discrimination
Regardless of the specific details of your age discrimination claim, you will likely be eligible to recover compensation for the harm that you suffered. In general, victims of age discrimination in the workplace are eligible to recover compensation for all or some of the following: lost wages for the income that was lost as a direct result of age discrimination; pain and suffering for the mental/emotional distress caused by the age discrimination experienced; punitive damages awarded as a form of punishment to the defendant. Regardless of the type and amount of compensation that you are eligible to recover, you could be certain that our lawyers are ready to fight for your right to recover the highest amount of compensation available for your claim. Do not hesitate to contact our age discrimination attorney at your earliest convenience.
Contact Our Law Firm Today
If you were the victim of age discrimination in the workplace, it is essential that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible. The age discrimination attorneys at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group are ready to evaluate your claim and provide you with the guidance that you need to take action against the employer that discriminated against you. Without a doubt, you might have many questions – especially in regards to the age limits that apply to age discrimination. If you were subject to age discrimination in the workplace, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance as soon as possible.
If you would like to discuss your age discrimination claim with the knowledgeable attorneys at California Labor Law Employment Attorneys Group, do not hesitate to contact our firm today. Our age discrimination lawyers are ready to evaluate your claim and provide you with all the information that you need to reach a successful claim outcome. If you would like to discuss your age discrimination claim with the experts at our law firm, contact us today and request to meet with our attorneys. When you contact our law firm, you will find that you have the right to benefit from our free consultations and our free second opinions. During our free consultations and free second opinions, our knowledgeable attorneys will be available to answer all your questions, address all your concerns, and provide you with all the information that you need to reach a successful claim outcome. If you would like to benefit from our free consultations and free second opinions, do not hesitate to contact our law firm at your earliest convenience.
Our free legal services mentioned above are available as part of our Zero-Fee guarantee – which ensures that our clients will never be required to pay any upfront legal fees for any of our legal services. Because our law firm is also strictly based on contingency, our clients will never be required to pay anything until their claims reach successful outcomes. To discuss your age discrimination claim with our lawyers, contact our firm and request to speak with our lawyers.