Unfortunately, those who are older are sometimes seen as inferior in the workplace. However, older employees can be very productive and can do just as much as younger employees. Having to endure discrimination in any form can do great psychological damage to a person. When discrimination occurs in the workplace, victims can pursue legal action. Tragically, thousands of employees in California and across the country endure age discrimination in the workplace.
A former employee in another state has filed a lawsuit alleging that he was discriminated against due to his age. The man worked for a plant as a manager and chief operator. According to the lawsuit, the man held two positions and only received one paycheck. Allegedly, he began his employment in 2001 and performed his duties diligently, never receiving a complaint until 2018.
The lawsuit said the complaint was about unspecified misconduct that never occurred, but the plaintiff was suspended from his position regardless. The lawsuit alleges that the plaintiff was only suspended so that one of the board members could hire his son. The man claims was forced out and terminated based on his age. The man seeks a trial by jury, damages and all just relief.
No person should have to endure unfair treatment based on age, race or any other differing characteristic. Those in California who have lost employment or have been directly affected by discrimination could benefit by consulting an experienced employment law attorney. A successfully litigated claim could result in much-needed compensation to help victims replace lost wages and recover any monetary losses that may have occurred due to this tragic experience.