Carney R. Shegerian, founder of Shegerian & Associates, a Santa Monica-based law firm specializing in employee rights, has issued a statement describing the results of a recent AARP study as an important reminder for US workers that age discrimination is alive and well in the American workplace.
The study, conducted by AARP, the nonprofit advocacy group for people aged 50 and over, revealed that almost two-thirds of workers ages 45 to 74 surveyed say they have either seen or personally experienced age discrimination in the workplace. Most believe age discrimination begins when workers are in their 50s, the study also determined.
The telephone survey took place last November and December with a national sample of more than 1,500 adults ages 45-74.
“The results of this recent study by AARP are very telling,” said Shegerian. “That almost two-thirds of those US workers surveyed have either seen age discrimination or been discriminated against themselves shows that we still have a very serious issue today in terms of cases of age discrimination not being reported. What these employees and their employers need to know is that employers in the US cannot discriminate against their employees based upon their age. To do so is illegal, and could lead to dramatic fiscal consequences for the organizations that house the discriminatory behavior.”
An experienced trial attorney, Shegerian has tried many jury trials to verdict in both state and federal court, representing individuals that have suffered financial or emotional losses and have been wronged by employers, including major corporations. Shegerian has built a remarkable career on helping those who have been wronged in the workplace. He remains undefeated in federal jury trials and has won over 65 jury trials, including 25 seven figure verdicts representing employees.
Located in Santa Monica, Shegerian & Associates is a law firm specializing in protecting the rights of employees who have been wronged by their employers. Richly experienced in labor and employment law and possessing an unparalleled success record as litigators (Carney Shegerian himself has won over 65 jury trials in his career, including 25 seven figure verdicts, and he remains undefeated in federal jury trials), Shegerian & Associates is passionately dedicated to serving the needs of its clients. For more information about the firm, visit www.ShegerianLaw.com, or to learn more about Carney Shegerian specifically, visit http://carneyshegerian.com/.