The law protects people over the age of 40, and makes many types of negative treatment of that person because of their age unlawful. Age discrimination and harassment can occur when an employer states that a person is “too old” or “too slow” for job, or a company wants “fresh blood.”
Age Harassment, like other forms of Harassment, generally occurs when an employer creates or knowingly allows the existence of a hostile, offensive, abusive, or intimidating work environment to exist which negatively affects an employee’s ability to perform their work. In the case of Age Harassment, this negative treatment is because of the employee’s Age if they are over 40.
Age Discrimination takes a variety of forms, but generally involves an employee being subjected to negative treatment in the workplace because of their Age. This treatment ranges from disciplinary action, negative performance reviews, denial of training, denial of promotions, denial of raises, and termination.
Our age discrimination attorneys have represented numerous clients who have been the victims of workplace Age Harassment and Discrimination. If you believe that you are or have been subjected to Age Harassment or Discrimination, you should document the Harassment or Discrimination and follow your employer’s internal policies or procedures for making a complaint. A record of Harassing or Discriminatory treatment and documentation of complaints is key evidence in any claim for Harassment or Discrimination. If you believe that you may have been subjected to Age Harassment or Discrimination, you should contact our Lost Angeles law offices for a free consultation.
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