AGE DISCRIMINATION IS ILLEGAL IN CALIFORNIA

by Richard D. Freiman on Aug. 08, 2018

Employment Employment  Employee Rights Employment  Employment Discrimination 

Summary: AGE DISCRIMINATION IS ILLEGAL IN CALIFORNIA

As stated by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission:  If you are age 40 or older, you are protected by the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).  The law forbids discrimination in any aspect of employment including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment. It is also unlawful to harass someone because of his or her age.  Harassment can include offensive remarks about a person's age.  Although the law doesn't protect you from simple teasing, offhand comments, or isolated incidents that aren't very serious, harassment is illegal when it so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive work environment or when it results in an adverse employment decision (such as the victim being fired or demoted).The harasser can be the victim's supervisor, a supervisor in another area, a co-worker, or someone who is not an employee of the employer, such as a client or customer. An employment policy or practice that applies to everyone, regardless of age, can be illegal if it has a negative impact on applicants or employees age 40 or older and is not based on a reasonable factor other than age. The California Fair Employment and Housing Act prohibits age discrimination and/or harassment. The information in this article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute nor is it intended to constitute legal advice.

 

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