Los Angeles Age Discrimination Lawyers
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) makes it illegal for an employer to fire, refuse to hire, or otherwise discriminate based on age. Yet, far too often employees are victims of such civil rights violations under the guise of payroll cutbacks, budgeting issues, job elimination and other excuses.
Allred, Maroko & Goldberg is a nationally recognized employment law firm located in Los Angeles, California. For 38 years, the firm has represented individuals against employers and other institutions that wrongfully discriminate or fail to prevent harassment based on age and other protected classes. We have helped thousands of individuals recover settlements and awards for their suffering.
Successful Southern California Employee Rights Attorneys
The challenge in age discrimination claims is not to prove that someone was fired or denied a job under suspicious circumstances, but rather that age or years of experience played a defining role in the employer's decision. Under this criterion, a single employee may have a difficult time gathering the required evidence to file a valid complaint. However, age discrimination rarely happens in a vacuum. Typically, an employer will institute new policies, such as a budget cut decision, which affects a large group of older employees.
The Los Angeles age discrimination attorneys of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg have been successful at filing class action lawsuits on behalf of older employees. One such case example follows:
In December 2008, the Los Angeles Superior Court approved a settlement of $15 million in our class action age discrimination lawsuit against Circuit City on behalf of 217 former California employees. In March of 2007, Circuit City terminated thousands of workers nationwide because they earned 51 cents or more above the established pay rate. They were then told they could reapply for jobs earning far less. We contended this action discriminated against older employees who tended to be the higher wage earners, a violation of California law.
See more of our significant age discrimination cases.
Contact Our Employee Rights Law Firm
If you believe you are a victim of wrongful termination or another form of age discrimination, Allred, Maroko & Goldberg can explain your legal options and help protect your employee rights. Contact our Los Angeles law offices to speak with an employment lawyer about your case.
For more information, see our discrimination information center.