California Age Discrimination Lawyers
Based in Los Angeles, California, Browne Labor law advocates for both Southern and Northern California employees who are victims of age discrimination. Browne Labor Law and its of counsel attorneys represent employees who have been fired, demoted, or otherwise treated adversely on the basis of their age.
Both the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) and the California Fair Housing and Employment Act (FEHA) prohibit age discrimination against employees. In order to proceed under either statute, the employee must be at least 40 years old. Age discrimination can occur in a variety of forms and at various stages of the employment relationship, including age discrimination in hiring, age discrimination while the employee works for the company, and age discrimination during the termination or the discharge of the employee. In order to bring an age discrimination lawsuit against an employer under the ADEA or FEHA, the employee must first file a charge of discrimination before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and/or a complaint of discrimination before the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). Browne Labor Law represents employees during the EEOC/DFEH process, as well as during EEOC investigations, EEOC mediations, DFEH investigations, and DFEH mediations. Browne Labor Law and its of counsel attorneys also represent employees who have received a right to sue letter from either agency.
California Age Discrimination Lawyers with a Unique Perspective
Similar to other California age discrimination lawyers, Browne Labor Law and its of counsel attorneys are acutely aware that employers often make illegal decisions regarding older employees. Browne Labor Law and other California age discrimination lawyers know that some employers attempt to hide illegal age discrimination by stating that the employee was underperforming. The employer might also argue that it was forced to make a business decision that had nothing to do with the employee’s age. However, Browne Labor Law brings a unique perspective to the fight against age discrimination. While its founder has predominantly represented employees, Mr. Browne’s previous law firm represented both employees and employers. That experience has allowed the law firm to better understand the motivations and actions of employers.