San Francisco Age Discrimination Attorneys
Workers over age 40 form a strong backbone in today’s workforce. Sometimes, however, employers rely on baseless assumptions and unfounded stereotypes to deny older workers a fair shot in their careers. Federal and state law prohibits such discrimination.
Protecting The Backbone Of America’s Workforce
Age discrimination is an unfortunately prevalent reality in the workplace. If you are age 40 or older and have been treated unfairly because of your age, it is important to protect your rights by taking swift action. Short deadlines may limit your ability to seek legal recourse if you wait too long.
Standing Up Against Age-Based Workplace Discrimination
Age discrimination can take many forms. Common types of age discrimination include:
- Refusing to hire older workers
- Reassigning, demoting or transferring older workers
- Paying older workers less for the same work
- Refusing to provide older workers with benefits
- Wrongfully terminating or firing older workers
- Conducting layoffs that disproportionately affect older workers
- Permitting a hostile work environment resulting from age-related harassment, jokes or unwanted comments
- Retaliating against you for reporting discrimination
If you have experienced any of these adverse employment actions, know that you have rights. Don’t quit your job or fail to act out of fear of retaliation. Instead, consult with an employment lawyer at The Cartwright Law Firm as soon as possible.
We can guide you through the various steps for internal and administrative reporting. If your case proceeds to court, we will be strong and zealous advocates for your rights.
Short deadlines apply, so don’t let your rights slip away by waiting too long. You may be entitled to damages — in some cases, even substantial punitive damages.
Standing By Your Side · Contact Us For A Free Consultation
At The Cartwright Law Firm, we are passionate about righting injustices and standing up for hardworking, everyday people like you. We only represent employees — not employers. For more than 60 years, our firm has helped underdogs attain compensation for harm they have suffered.
Call us at 415-433-0444 for a free consultation and case evaluation. We represent employees in San Francisco and across the state.