Though laws prohibiting discrimination have been on the books since the Civil Rights Act of 1964, discrimination still occurs on a daily basis. Discrimination can take many forms: An employee with a long history of excellent performance who loses her job just days after announcing a pregnancy; a disabled worker whose employer refuses to make reasonable accommodations; older workers who are targeted for layoffs based on their age —and all of them are against the law.
At Law Offices of James E. McGlamery, we take aggressive action on behalf of people who have experienced workplace discrimination. We handle all types of discrimination cases, including cases involving discrimination based on:
- Sexual orientation
Elk Grove Age Discrimination Lawyer
Claims for age discrimination are becoming more and more commonplace. Employers often favor younger workers who will work at lower salaries. Older workers may be targeted unfairly for layoffs, and struggle to find new employment. If you believe that you were the victim of age discrimination, we will examine your case and take action to protect your rights.
There are two ways to prove discrimination. The first is direct evidence, often in the form of testimony or written documents. When a person with decision-making power makes statements such as "He's too old to do the job", or "That is a man's job," these statements can serve as very persuasive evidence.
The second way to prove that discrimination occurred is to provide circumstantial evidence. If we can show that the reason asserted for the termination is unworthy of credence, we may be able to build a case that proves it was in fact discrimination.