Age Discrimination Attorneys in Los Angeles
Protecting the Rights of Older Workers
Age discrimination is prohibited under the California Fair Employment Housing Act. The law prohibits employers from discriminating against an employee because the person is older than 40. The Los Angeles age discrimination lawyers at Feldman Browne Olivares have more than 50 years of combined experience going up against the biggest and best in defense of the little guy.
Evidence of Age Discrimination
In age discrimination cases, the evidence is often circumstantial, but this will suffice for the courts when it is presented by a knowledgeable attorney. Our age discrimination attorneys in Los Angeles raise an inference of discrimination by showing that the client belongs to a protected class, was subject to an adverse action in the workplace, and that employees outside the protected class were treated more favorably.
Other evidence in age discrimination cases may include:
- Statistical evidence
- Comparative evidence
- Direct evidence, such as discriminatory comments
We can present evidence to raise the inference that the action taken against an older employee was driven by ageist attitudes or prejudice. It can be effective to show comparative evidence by showing that different rules and standards were applied to employees of different ages in the workplace.
Don’t Wait to Consult with an Attorney
There is a one-year time limit for filing charges with the DFEH, which is a prerequisite for filing a lawsuit. For this reason, it is important to consult with an attorney as soon as possible. We offer a free initial case evaluation for workplace and age discrimination cases. We can evaluate your case and provide legal advice that is specific to your situation.
Please contact our law firm at (310) 984-1415 for a free consultation.