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Restaurant company agrees to pay in age discrimination case

Some Colorado workers may understand what it is like to be treated less favorably in the workplace because of their ages. This type of age discrimination is an ongoing problem in many work environments throughout the nation. Recently, an incident in another state was resolved. It involved three people who said that a prospective employer refused to hire them because of their ages.

The situation developed between a restaurant company and three job applicants. One of those applying for work was a 54-year-old woman at the time; the others were two men, ages 40 and 58. It has been alleged that during the interview part of the hiring process, a general manager at the establishment told each of the applicants that he/she was too old to work at the restaurant.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has reported that a lawsuit against the restaurant resulted in the company agreeing to pay $36,000 in monetary relief to the three job applicants. The restaurant has also apparently agreed to change its hiring practices, no longer asking prospective employees to list their ages on their applications. An EEOC attorney involved in the case said that the commission is pleased with the result and happy that future applicants will not have to endure this type of discrimination in the future.

When a person who is able and willing to work suffers age discrimination in the workplace, it can be very frustrating and upsetting. Any Colorado worker who believes that unfavorable treatment has been rendered against him or her because of age can pursue justice in the matter by filing a legal claim in a civil court. To begin the process, one would typically contact an area law office to request a consultation with an experienced employment law attorney.

Source: legalnewsline.com, "Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen settles EEOC age discrimination allegations", Mark Iandolo, Jan. 23, 2016

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