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Age Discrimination

Last updated on February 24, 2021

Age discrimination is one of the most prevalent types of discrimination that we see in society today. At Lawless, Lawless & McGrath, we help victims of age discrimination bring claims against their employers. We have extensive experience working with employment discrimination claims and we can help you resolve your legal issues.

Experienced Age Discrimination Attorneys Serving San Francisco

If you feel you have been discriminated against because of your age, contact a San Francisco age discrimination lawyer at our firm. In a preliminary consultation, we will help you understand your legal options and what we can do for you. Inquire about a free consultation.

Understanding Age Discrimination

In California, employers are prohibited from discriminating against you because of your age. For example, you may have a claim for age discrimination if you were the most qualified candidate and you were denied a job or promotion because of your age.

Layoffs are another common way that employers discriminate against older employees. When doing layoffs or terminations, many employers specifically devise methodologies that target older workers.

Building Your Workplace Discrimination Claim

If you suspect that you were terminated, laid off or denied a job because of your age, our attorneys will investigate your situation. California has special laws protecting older workers from layoffs to save companies money. One way we can work to show that there was a disparate impact on older employees is by analyzing the number of older candidates who were fired or hired.

Another way to show discrimination is to look at the remarks made by your employer or co-workers. For example, sometimes management has specifically indicated a preference for younger workers. You may have heard your employer make comments about their preference for younger employees, such as:

  • “We want to make the company look younger”
  • “We want to get rid of dead wood”
  • “Our workers are too old to do their jobs”

If you have heard phrases like this, you may have a claim against your employer. Our attorneys will fight for you to secure damages for front pay, back pay, damages for emotional distress as well as punitive damages.

Hire an Employment Discrimination Attorney

If you think you have been a victim of age discrimination, our attorneys can help you determine if you have a claim. Contact our employment discrimination lawyers.

The San Francisco employment law attorneys at Lawless, Lawless & McGrath represent employees in workplace discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuits, wrongful or retaliatory discharge cases, sex discrimination and glass ceiling claims, and other employee rights matters. Our employment discrimination attorneys serve clients throughout California, including San Francisco.