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Age Discrimination

Los Angeles Lawyer for Victims of Age Discrimination

If you believe that you are being discriminated against at work because of your age, you should be aware that laws exist to protect you from unlawful age discrimination. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) is a Federal law that protects certain employees who are over 40 years of age from employment discrimination. The ADEA applies to most employers with 20 or more employees.

If you are over 40 years old and have suffered employment discrimination because of your age, you should seek counsel from experienced Los Angeles age discrimination attorney, Aryeh Leichter. Contact the Leichter Law Firm, APC today at 818-915-6624.

Age Discrimination in Employment Act Violations

The ADEA is enforced by a federal agency known as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Under federal age discrimination laws, the ADEA applies to employers with twenty (20) or more employees. It protects all employees who are 40 years of age or older from age discrimination, retaliation, and hostile work environment harassment. Under the ADEA, it is illegal to discriminate based on age in connection with any of the following terms and conditions of your employment:

  • Hiring, firing, and layoffs
  • Promotions, compensation, and benefits
  • Job assignments and training


Older employees may be negatively affected where employers seek to cut costs and reduce expenses. To address this problem, the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act of 1990 (OWBPA) amended the ADEA in order to prevent employers from denying benefits to older employees.

Age Discrimination Exists - Don’t Be a Victim

Age discrimination can happen in any company, though it is typically more common in smaller companies, where management will insist it is time to bring in new blood, fresh minds, or lesser paid employees. Do not let yourself be laid off or terminated by this tactic; it is against the law to discriminate against you based on your age, and you can receive compensation for such an act. Get legal advice from an employment lawyer.

Contact Our Los Angeles Area Law Offices Today

If you have been the victim of age discrimination and want to discuss your potential legal options with an experienced attorney, contact the Leichter Law Firm. We can assess your situation and inform you of your rights and possible recourse. From our mid-Wilshire office, we serve clients throughout Southern California. Call  today at 818-915-6624 or email us to schedule your confidential consultation.


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