Blog : Age Discrimination

Former UC Berkeley Employee Sues University for Race and Age Discrimination

UC Berkeley Sued for Race and Age Discrimination by Former EmployeeMakalia Aga, a former employee of UC Berkeley who worked as an administrative assistant for the school’s statistics department, recently filed a workplace discrimination and retaliation lawsuit alleging that she was terminated from her role after reporting age discrimination and race discrimination.

According to the suit, Aga had applied for an open Financial Services Analyst II position in the campus’ statistics department, but was denied an interview despite having exceeded the minimum requirements for the role and filing an application on time.

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Google Suffers Big Blow in Ongoing Age Discrimination Lawsuit

Google Suffers Big Blow in Age Discrimination LawsuitU.S. District Judge Beth Freeman recently refused to dismiss a class-action age discrimination lawsuit against Google, giving the plaintiff a chance to prove her claims and expand the list of people eligible for compensation if she wins.

Cheryl Fillekes filed an age discrimination lawsuit against the tech company in 2015, after four failed interviews at Google. To support her claim, Ms. Fillekes submitted the affidavits of seven other people of a similar age who were also refused employment and cited statistics that while the average worker is 42, the average Google worker is 29. Ms. Fillekes also says that a recruiter told her to delete her graduation dates from her resume so the Google interviewers could not readily ascertain her age.

For its part, Google insists that the action is groundless and cited its policy that the company does not tolerate age discrimination, but Judge Freeman refused to dismiss the action on that basis, noting that almost all employers make similar policy statements and they are not evidence of nondiscrimination.

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Age Discrimination Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Hewlett-Packard in California

HP Age Discrimination Lawsuit Filed by Four Former EmployeesPalo Alto-based HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company are in hot water after four former employees filed a workplace discrimination complaint against the tech company alleging age discrimination.

The discrimination lawsuit filed on August 18 in the U.S. District Court in San Jose, California claims that HP has terminated thousands of older employees in recent years as it aggressively recruits younger workers to replace them.

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EEOC Investigating Google for Age Discrimination in the Workplace

EEOC Investigating Google for Age Discrimination In recent years, the technology industry has been widely accused of age discrimination, and now the government has launched an extensive investigation into a variety of age discrimination complaints against Silicon Valley tech conglomerate, Google.

In June 2016, a California federal court was urged by an individual suing the tech giant to expand the age discrimination suit to allow others to join who are over the age of 40 and interviewed with Google for an engineering job and denied employment dating back to August 13, 2010 and to present day.

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California Age Discrimination Laws: Common Questions

Do you feel like you have been discriminated against at work due to your age? If so, you’re not alone. Recent employment discrimination charge statistics show that age discrimination in the workplace is on the rise. In 2014, 1,569 age discrimination complaints were filed with the EEOC in California alone, and nearly 21,000 were filed across the United States in 2015.

But what is age discrimination exactly, and how do you know if you should file an age discrimination complaint? This article will answer common questions about California age discrimination laws to help you better understand your employee rights.

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Age Discrimination in the Workplace: 8 Facts for Employees – Infographic

Age Discrimination in the Workplace Statistics - Infographic


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The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) and California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) protect workers who are 40 or older from employment decisions based on age; including hiring, promotions, wages, firings, layoffs and more. But recent employment discrimination charge statistics from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and a number of surveys show that age discrimination is an ongoing, and possibly growing problem that needs to be addressed.

Our latest age discrimination infographic includes important statistics and facts from the EEOC, AARP and the National Bureau of Economic Statistics to provide you with key information that will help you understand the current state of age discrimination in the United States and California.

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Age Discrimination in California: Warner Bros. Suffers Big Setback in Discrimination Suit

Back in August, a former assistant director of hit sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, filed an age discrimination lawsuit against Warner Bros. Television in Los Angeles Superior Court after he was terminated by the network.

Recently, a judge has ruled that Klausen’s claims were not preempted by federal labor law, which was a big part of Warner Bros. defense.

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Woman Wins Multimillion-Dollar Age Discrimination Suit in California

Age Discrimination in California - Woman Awarded Millions in Suit
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A top performer at Florida-based Bass Underwriters’ Sacramento office, Barbara Anderton, was terminated from her position after working for nearly 15 years at her employers’ underwriting firm. In 2013, Anderton, who was 61 at the time, brought legal action against her employer for age discrimination, alleging that she had been wrongfully terminated in favor of a younger male colleague who was promoted into her position. He still holds the position today.

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Examples of Age Discrimination in California: Real-Life Cases

Examples of Age Discrimination in California - Real Cases
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Are you a victim of age discrimination? At times, proving age discrimination can be difficult, so it’s important to know that this type of workplace discrimination can impact employees in a variety of ways. Age discrimination can take the form of disciplinary action, a negative performance review, denial of a promotion, termination, and much more.

Under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), employers have a legal obligation to stop discrimination and retaliation based on age. But even though it’s unlawful for your employer to subject you to age discrimination, it can still occur.

The following California EEOC age discrimination cases will help you discover what age discrimination entails, and how Californians just like you fought against their employers for unlawful behaviors with the help of expert employment attorneys.

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Age Discrimination in the California Workplace: What You Need to Know

Age Discrimination in California What Employees Need to Know
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If you are employed in the state of California and feel you’ve been discriminated against at work due to your age, you are protected from this type of workplace discrimination by both Federal and California laws. Although the law prohibits your employer from using your age as a basis for employment decisions, age discrimination can still occur. But how do you know for sure if your employer is treating you unfairly because of your age?

This article will fill you in on the facts California employees need to know about age discrimination, signs you’ve been discriminated against at work and the best way to file a workplace discrimination complaint.

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