If you are 40 years of age or older, and you are fired from your job, you can’t help but wonder whether your termination was wrongful. Firing an employee on the basis of age if the employee is 40 years or older, when the employee is performing satisfactorily, can be wrongful termination and California and Federal law protects you against it. In fact, California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act protects such a person against any adverse action by the employer, including, reduction of work hours, pay cut, demotion, or being passed up on a promotion. (see related topics – Hostile Work Environment)
While laws exist to protect you, covered employers still violate these laws and fire employees just because they are 40 years or older. If this happens to you, this can be a trying and difficult situation. At The Law Office of George Moschopoulos, APC, a seasoned Orange County Employment Attorney can assist you in parsing out what happened and whether you may have a case against your employer. Don’t pass up this opportunity to get a FREE 30-minute phone consultation.
What to do if you think you are being discriminated against?
- Document instances when you think you were being discriminated, these include actions and comments;
- If you feel comfortable, report discriminatory activity to your company’s Human Resources
- Contact an Orange County Employment Attorney to determine whether we can help
Facing discrimination is daunting. You don’t have to do it alone. Call today to find out how we can help.