Discrimination in workplaces, specifically with the basis of an applicant or an employee’s age status, has been a chronic event being suffered for years. Situations dealing with this type of wrongful action have been agonized in different states such as in California and also in other business-centered places around the globe. Indeed, age discrimination conflicts may be encountered almost everywhere at any time. Thus, profound awareness regarding age discrimination should be mounted by all individuals particularly the applicants and the employees for them to be well-equipped against such damaging unfairness occurring in workplaces.
Meanwhile, both the federal and the California laws clasp protections for all complainants who declare experiencing sorts of discrimination due to his or her age status. Basically, age discrimination is manifested in situations wherein a certain employee, who is aging from 40 years and up, has been receiving improper treatments at work in forms of discrimination, harassment or even retaliation against any aspect of employment, ranging from the hiring, firing, promotion to termination. In recent years, an alarming increase of relating incidents pertaining to less favorable treatments also characterized as an age discrimination being applied towards the said employees are gathered.
Age discrimination is manifested during instances including older employees receiving vulgar remarks from their employers who are pertaining to their age, older employees suffering from a hostile work environment which provokes them to pursue a constructive discharge or dismissal, older employees getting less favors from the employers unlike the other younger employees of a certain company and more.
California Employee Rights
On the other hand, to offer protection with concerns to the entire welfare of all qualified employees (40 years and older), laws has been successfully formulated and passed to equip an age discrimination lawsuit, namely the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) of 1967 and also the California Employment and Fair Housing Act (FEHA), to enforce a just working environments and experiences favoring the best interests of employees.
Considering the fact that age discrimination claims encompasses high level of difficulty with regards to its pursuance and most significantly in proving its side to the court, seeking for professional and legal representation from the experts will definitely be a wise move for any age discrimination victim.
The ADEA insists inclusion of age preferences, limitations, and specifications in job notices or advertisements to be considered as unlawful, while FEHA encompasses broad scope of harassment and discrimination regarding employment with the basis of several aspects including the race, color, religion, gender, sex and other factors but most importantly, the age.