Discriminating against or harassing an employee or group of employees is prohibited by federal law if it is based on a person's status as a member of a protected class. There are various federally protected groups that the government seeks to protect from discrimination in the workplace. These classes include religion, ethnicity, sex, disability, and age, among others.
Age discrimination is the mistreatment of an employee that is over the age of 40 based on their age. Age discrimination can be present at all stages of the employment process, including job advertisement, hiring, review, promotion and wrongful termination. Employers may not list a certain age range as a requirement for a job unless it is an integral aspect of successful performance for the position. In addition, employers may not create a hostile work environment for older employees and may not withhold earned promotions or fire employees based on their age.
When these actions occur at the expense of an older employee, the employee must protect their rights against such discrimination. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Allan A. Sigel provide strategic and experienced support for our clients to protect their rights against such conduct. We apply our experience and knowledge to assert our client's rights and remedy negative employment actions such as wrongful termination.
Our attorneys provide a comfortable arena to discuss the facts of our client's cases. We then investigate and review the circumstances of their particular case, and provide guidance, support, and feedback about the potential outcome. We are committed to providing strategic and experienced advocacy for our clients in California.