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Educator alleges age discrimination, files suit against school

When a professional feels pushed out of a position or believes he or she has been unfairly treated solely because he or she has reached a certain age, there are legal steps that may be taken to rectify the situation. One way to fight any form of age discrimination is to file a suit against an employer. Colorado educators in particular may want to know their options if they believe they have been terminated or received disparate treatment on the job because of their age. In order to file an age discrimination suit, the claimant must be over 40 years old.

There is more to employment discrimination than expected

The legal parameters of an employment discrimination case can be highly complex and entail situations that require in-depth analysis and investigation. Simply feeling discriminated against does not necessarily mean there is a case for employment discrimination to be made in a Colorado courtroom. Before a case can be pursued, anyone who believes he or she is truly the victim of employment discrimination must know the facts of the legal definition and the protected classes that can be the source of discrimination.

Employment disputes can encompass many situations

The need for legal support regarding an employee and employer relationship can come about at any time and for a variety of reasons. While most employers and employees realize the need for legal guidance when a contract is being signed or negotiated, some of the more common reasons for legal intervention may not be understood by Colorado workers and employers. Any workplace issue can grow complex, and the after-effects of employment disputes can impact the workplace and the individual employee. This is why legal services are simply a must in the modern-day workplace.

Police officer files suit, adds claim of age discrimination

When a lawsuit is on-going, amendments to the original lawsuit may be filed or rejected depending on their merit. In one case, a police officer filed a lawsuit against the police department, the local municipality and others, and he has now filed a notice to amend the lawsuit to include a claim of age discrimination. The man, like many Colorado police officers, has worked for over two decades as an officer and claims he has been unfairly passed over for promotion.

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