Age discrimination cases are not easy wins. The legal counsel and representation of an experienced employment discrimination lawyer are key to pursuing justice. Since the onset of the Great Recession, age discrimination cases filed at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) have held steady at a level that is 50 percent higher than historic levels.
Employers take significant legal precautions to avoid potential discrimination claims during promotion considerations, annual reviews, layoff periods and firings to ensure that age is not the obvious motivating factor in the case. Legitimate “business reasons” such as eliminating higher paid workers or promoting based on employee revenue production may mix with age discrimination.
The plaintiff bears the burden of proof in providing evidence that age discrimination was the motivating factor in the case, and it is increasingly difficult.
Employee Protection In California
All employees of employers who employ five or more people are entitled to protection under California employment discrimination law. We represent clients in any industry in the state, and we work tirelessly to develop a case capable of victory. We also represent contractors, union members and employees of nonprofit organizations under many circumstances. Our lawyers are prepared to help you recover damages and guide you in the repair of your career.
We Put Our Full Legal Resources Behind Our Clients
At Winer, Burritt & Scott, LLP, we are prepared to counter the legal barriers and sidesteps put to use by employers. Our team of experienced employment law attorneys has recovered more than $200 million for clients with injury and employment discrimination claims throughout California.
Our partner attorneys’ more than 60 years of combined legal experience is behind every employment discrimination case we take on. Our law firm charges no upfront fees, and we finance the full cost of litigation. We do not receive payment unless our clients obtain favorable settlement or verdict.
Contact Our Firm
Call (510) 433-1000 or contact us online for a free initial consultation with a Los Angeles-, San Francisco- or Oakland-based age discrimination lawyer.