Who Is Protected from Age Discrimination in California
If an employee is over 40 years of age, California law prohibits employers from using an employee’s age as a basis for employment decisions. Examples of age discrimination include:
- Subtle or overtly ageist comments;
- Limiting a job search to employees of a certain age;
- Replacing older workers with younger workers;
- Not promoting or training older workers; and
- Choosing older workers to be in included in a layoff.
What Can I Recover In An Age Discrimination Case?
An employee that brings an age discrimination claim is entitled to recover all lost wages and earnings incurred because of the discriminatory conduct. This includes both past earnings and those that will be lost in the future. An employee is also entitled to monetary compensation for mental suffering, anxiety, humiliation, and emotional distress, as well as possible punitive damages to deter the employer from engaging in similar conduct in the future.
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If you feel you have been discriminated against on the basis of age, reach out to FEL today for a free consultation at (619) 306-1454 or firstname.lastname@example.org.