Age Discrimination Lawyers in Burbank
Protecting Your Rights Against Discrimination in the Workplace
Is there a minimum age that qualifies for age discrimination?
Under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, it is unlawful for an employer to take any “adverse employment actions” against an employee because the employee is 40 or more years old.
Can I sue my supervisor for discriminating against me because of my age?
Generally, no. The Fair Employment and Housing Act only permits age discrimination lawsuits against employers but not individual managers or co-workers. However, discrimination and harassment often occur simultaneously, so you may have an age harassment claim against your manager or coworker even if you do not have an age discrimination claim against him or her.
There are only two other employees working with me for my employer, can I still sue for age discrimination?
Unless your employer has five or more employees, the Fair Employment and Housing Act does not apply. However, depending on your situation, you may be covered under other laws, like federal law, common law, or public policies in California. Each situation is unique and you should contact an age discrimination attorney in Burbank to discuss your specific situation. The Akopyan Law Firm provides complimentary case evaluations.
I have more experience and training but my employer promoted a much younger employee claiming that she has more education. Do I have rights?
Depending on the circumstances, you may have a claim against your employer for age discrimination, especially if you were performing your job satisfactorily and there are other indications that you were not promoted because of your age. Every situation is different so you should contact a Burbank employment lawyer at the Akopyan Law Firm for a complimentary case evaluation.
My employer demoted me and replaced me with a much younger co-worker even though I was satisfactorily performing my job. Do I have any rights?
Under these circumstances, there is an inference that the employer demoted you because of age, so you may have a claim for age discrimination. If an age discrimination claim is made, your employer will have to provide a reason for its decision to demote you and prove that the decision was legitimate and not merely a made-up excuse.
My employer claims that I was fired because of a reduction in force because the company is not doing well, but I feel I was fired because of my age. Do I have any rights?
Even if an employer has a legitimate reason for downsizing (like financial reasons), it illegal for an employer to choose to keep younger employees while terminating older employees. Therefore, your employer may have engaged in unlawful age discrimination in the workplace. A skilled employment lawyer in Burbank at the Akopyan Law Firm can consult with you and discuss your unique case.
Contact us to schedule a complimentary case evaluation with our legal team. Call (818) 509-9975.