Pasadena Age and Gender Discrimination Attorneys
Advocating for Your Rights in California
Ageism and sexism are prejudices that are banned under the law. Employers who show bias against you in the workplace could face legal action for violating your rights. If you have experienced termination or discrimination due to your age or gender, contact our experienced Pasadena attorneys as soon as possible.
KP Law has served our community for over 40 years. We are passionate about advocacy and standing for the rights of our clients. We will not charge you for our services unless we win the case, so you can be sure that we will be dedicated to pursuing the most favorable result.
Have you experienced age and gender discrimination in the workplace? Call KP Law at (888) 493-3862 or contact us online today.
Age Discrimination in the Workplace
Ageism or age discrimination is the mistreatment of an employee because of their age. In most cases, age discrimination happens against people who are 40 years old or older. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the agency that enforces federal laws regarding fair work and equal opportunity employment which extends to all ages.
There are no specific federal rules that protect people younger than 40 against discrimination, but the law protects older workers. These days, with technology taking over almost every industry, hiring managers are less likely to hire candidates they believe might not be able to keep up with the tech.
Unless a candidate has experience working with the technology necessary for the job, it may be challenging to stand out among other candidates. In some fields, physical labor is a daily requirement, and older candidates may be at a higher risk of injury.
On the other hand, some positions require experience in the field, which younger candidates may possess to the same degree as their older peers. Unless the job description specifically states that all applicants have a minimum number of years of experience, younger candidates have every right to be considered for the role.
Ultimately, it is illegal to discriminate based on age. All workers, regardless of their age, deserve to work in a career of their choosing. If you believe your right to work has been violated because of your age, you have grounds for a claim.
Gender Discrimination in the Workplace
Sexism is a prejudice against someone because of their gender. Title VII, a law in the Civil Rights Act, protects workers from discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. According to the law, employers cannot refuse to hire, promote, or include employees because of their gender identity.
This means that hiring managers cannot deny an application if the applicant identifies as a woman, man, or nonbinary person. Employers are also prohibited from allowing or enforcing discriminatory or derogatory acts against a member of the staff.
Unequal benefits and wage gaps are illegal under Title VII, as well as pregnancy discrimination. Anyone who forces a transgender or nonbinary person to dress in the style of their gender as assigned by birth violates the law.
Choose a Compassionate Advocate to Fight for You
KP Law has over 40 years of combined experience with complex legal cases. We believe that your age or gender should never exclude you from employment opportunities. You have the right to work and receive equal pay and benefits regardless of your employer’s biases.
If you believe you have been a victim of age or gender discrimination, contact our Pasadena attorneys. Entrust your case to KP Law, and we will advocate for you.