California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, as well as federal law, prohibit discrimination on the basis of age, which means that employers cannot treat employees or applications age 40 or older less favorably than employees younger than 40 years old. Examples include:
Refusing to hire or promote an individual age 40 older despite being equally or more qualified than a younger individual
Terminating employees because of their age
Paying older workers less than younger workers
If you feel you have been subjected to discrimination or harassment because of your age, please contact our office to discuss your legal rights.