Coming face to face with age discrimination is a bitter pill to swallow. You have worked hard all your life and developed marketable skills. You still have much to contribute to an employer, but you find yourself a victim of ageism and illegal age discrimination.
For people in this situation, the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) offer some hope of relief. These laws protect the rights of workers over 40. They also provide remedies for employees who have suffered from discrimination in hiring, promotion, discipline and termination on account of age or who have suffered harassment on the basis of age.
At the Law Offices of Reisner & King LLP, we aggressively represent older workers who have suffered age discrimination, harassment in the workplace, wrongful termination, denial of their medical leave rights and other employment law violations.
Call us at 818-981-0901 to learn how we can help you. We represent employees throughout the Los Angeles area and the State of California.
Layoffs And Mass Terminations
Age discrimination can sometimes occur when employers lay off multiple employees in a restructuring or downsizing. Savvy employers will take care to include people from a wide range of classes in the layoffs, including older workers, younger workers and those in between. But sometimes layoffs and terminations can be highly selective, as when an employer chooses to include primarily older workers in a layoff — workers who tend to be more highly paid than younger ones.
If you believe that you and your fellow employees have been targeted for termination because of age, contact our firm for a free consultation concerning your legal options.
Medical Leave Rights
Many older people have health conditions that require them to meet fairly frequently with their doctors. Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), you have the right to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid time off per year to attend to your medical needs. This time does not have to be taken all at once. You can use it for the purposes of meeting with your doctor or obtaining periodic medical treatment.
If you have been denied medical leave in violation of the FMLA, you may be entitled to compensation.
Our clients in discrimination litigation cases do not pay any fees upfront. Instead, we charge attorney fees only when we obtain compensation from a settlement or jury award.