3 Acts That Protect You From Age Discrimination in the Workplace
Aging is not a flaw. It’s a natural process that happens to everyone equally, and it’s no reason to receive substandard treatment in the workplace. Specific legislation is in place at both the state and federal levels to mandate equal opportunity. Our age discrimination attorney in LA can answer your questions about these three acts.
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- The Age Discrimination Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) is a wide-ranging Act providing protection in the workplace for individuals over the age of 40. In addition to general hiring and firing practices, it covers issues including wages, pension plans, employment agencies and labor organizations.
- This Act was amended in 1990 with the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA). The impetus was a Supreme Court decision in favor of an Ohio state employee who was denied disability benefits due to her age. Congress determined that it was necessary to strengthen the legislation prohibiting discrimination regarding application of employee benefits.
- At the state level, California has enacted the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) to prohibit harassment and discrimination in the workplace based on age. The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing handles claims regarding violations of this Act.
Have you been unfairly passed over for a promotion in favor of a younger employee? Perhaps you’re receiving lower wages for no reason other than your age. Your treatment in the workplace should not be dictated by your birth date. Please contact us at Jackson & Associates to learn more about how our L.A. Discrimination Lawyers will make sure that your rights are enforced.