A previous post on this blog reminded our Los Angeles, California, readers that, with very exceptions, employers in this state may not impose mandatory retirement on employees once they reach a certain age. In fact, employers generally have to respect an employee's decision when he or she indicates that he or she has no immediate plans to retire.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of reasons why an employer may choose to ignore or try to get around this rule. No matter the excuse, though, pressuring or unlawfully forcing an employee in to retirement because they are getting older is illegal age discrimination, and an employee may have the right to compensation or other relief in the face of such behavior.
Our law office has over 45 years of experience representing victims of all types of workplace discrimination, including discrimination based on age. As such, we're qualified to help employees who feel that they were pushed out of the door of their workplaces for no other reason than that they were getting older.
When exploring options on our clients' behalf, we're careful to first conduct a prompt and thorough investigation of what exactly happened and why. When doing so, we recognize that an employer is rarely going to come out and admit that they broke the law, but we know what sort of circumstantial evidence to look for when it comes to building a compelling case.
The process of filing and then pursuing a claim based on age discrimination can be extremely stressful on an employee or former employee, which is why our clients are able to count on us to provide support and legal guidance at each stage of the process. While we cannot promise a given result in a case, we do consistently work hard to get our clients the best legal outcome possible under the circumstances.