Standing Up Against Ageism
San Diego Employment Attorneys Group provides a strong voice against ageism, in the workplace and elsewhere. Ageism consists of stereotyping older individuals because of their age, and may also include physically or financially abusing them. Ageism frequently shows up in job discrimination based on age. Under federal and California law, individuals are protected against such discrimination if they are age 40 or older.
If an employee, applicant for employment or ex-employee believes that he or she has been subject to age discrimination in terms and conditions of employment such as hiring, promotion, discipline, performance evaluation, job assignments, harassing work place comments from others, compensation, layoff or termination, schedule a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys.
Ageism may also take place through physical or financial abuse of older individuals by others including relatives and con artists. Improper care of older individuals in a medical facility or home setting when they are ill or frail can also be a type of elder abuse.