If a person has the ability and willingness to hold a job, he or she should be considered for employment fairly. However, some employers may consider a person's age to be a hindrance, even if the individual has shown no signs that an older age has caused a work-related problem. If an employee loses his or her job without any true cause, he or she may have reason to file a discrimination claim.
New York residents may be interested in such a case in another state that recently came to a settlement. Reports stated that a hospital faced allegations of age discrimination, and the claims led to an investigation by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. It found that the hospital had discriminated against 29 employees.
Apparently, the hospital forced those workers to resign from their positions, and they had all reached or exceeded the age of 40. The hospital apparently alleged that the terminations took place due to performance issues from the workers. However, younger workers with the same issues retained their jobs. The suit filed against the company recently came to a settlement with the hospital paying $400,000 to rectify the situation.
When individuals are forced out of their jobs, they can face a considerable number of issues. Not only can financial problems plague them, but they may also have to contend with the emotional impacts of the mistreatment. If New York workers believe that they have faced discrimination in the workplace, they may wish to find out more information on their legal options.
Source: legalnewsline.com, "Colorado hospital to pay $400,000 to settle age discrimination charges", Mark Iandolo, Jan. 19, 2018