When filing an age discrimination complaint in California, there are a number of decisions to make. Work with your age discrimination attorneys to determine which strategy is best for your complaint.
Discriminating against an employee over 40 because of age is illegal under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), which was passed in 1967. If filing a complaint in California, there are three possible agencies you may originate your complaint with: the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE). Having so many options can make filing a claim extremely confusing.
The two most common agencies that work on age discrimination cases are the DFEH and EEOC. If the claim originates with either of these, the agencies are able to work together. Typically, however, one agency will be designated as the lead.
Some of the most common awards granted under ADEA include back pay, front pay, or reinstatement of employment.
This information can help you follow the correct procedures with your age discrimination claim. If you would like to learn more about your legal rights, contact our L.A. Age Discrimination Attorneys at Jackson & Associates.