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What is age discrimination?

Every single day, workers are mistreated in the workplace in a variety of ways. In Sacramento, and in other cities across the state of California, some workers may be subjected to wage and hour violations, such as denied overtime. However, discrimination is particularly widespread and some people do not even recognize the different ways it manifests in workplaces across the state. From racial discrimination to employees experiencing mistreatment over their gender, there are many forms of discrimination. Unfortunately, some workers and job applicants are unlawfully discriminated against due to their age.

According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, it is against the law for employers to discriminate against employees who are at least 40 years old. there are many different types of illegal harassment, such as terminating an employee's job contract because he or she is over 40 years old. Other prohibited practices include reassigning an employee to a worse role solely because of their age, denying benefits to workers who are elderly or even refusing to hire someone just because they are over the age of 40.

Regrettably, some victims of age discrimination choose to stay quiet. Sometimes, they may be afraid that filing a complaint could result in the loss of their job. However, some people do not even know that they are protected from age discrimination in the first place. When employers break the law by discriminating against staff, they must be held responsible.

Please understand that this post is only intended to provide general information on age discrimination and is not legal counsel.

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