California Government Code Section 12940 and federal law prohibit harassment and discrimination in the terms or conditions of employment on the basis of an employee’s age.  Furthermore, the law requires employers to take all reasonable steps necessary to prevent harassment from occurring in the workplace.

The California Supreme Court has defined harassment as conduct that is outside the scope of necessary job performance; conduct presumably engaged in for personal gratification, because of meanness or bigotry, or for other person motives.


Harassment based on age consists of unwelcome verbal or visual conduct directed at an employee because of his or her age. Harassment can be categorized into verbal, physical, or visual harassment. Verbal harassment consists of but is not limited to derogatory comments, slurs, comments and jokes. Visual harassment includes derogatory cartoons, drawings, or posters, and lewd gestures.


Tumber Law Firm is based in San Francisco, California. Our attorneys represent clients in San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Monterey, Alameda, Contra Costa, Sacramento, Solano, Marin, and Sonoma Counties. Tumber Law Firm protects clients from harassment based on race, religion, age, sex, religion, color, sexual orientation, marital status, association, physical or mental disability, or other legally protected classifications; retaliation, discrimination, and denial of accommodation. Additionally we represent employees if they have not been paid the proper wages including overtime or minimum wage, or those not given the proper meal and rest breaks.  If you believe that your rights have been violated, CONTACT US to setup your free consultation to discuss this matter. We take cases on a contingency basis and collect no attorney fees unless we win your case.