The federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”) was enacted to prohibit employment discrimination against older workers. The ADEA protects employees that are 40 years old and older. For most employees, California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) provides for broader remedies and greater damages than the ADEA.
The law recognizes three types of age discrimination:
While age discrimination can take the form of adverse employment actions that are apparent (e.g., termination, demotion, reduction in pay or benefits), it often occurs in the less obvious context of layoffs
If you believe that you were fired from your job, laid off, demoted (or not promoted), or suffered a reduction in pay or other adverse employment action because of your age, please contact the Law Offices of David S. Levy for a free initial consultation. We typically represent victims of age discrimination on a contingent fee basis, which means that our clients do not pay attorney fees or costs unless and until there is a recovery.