Many of our readers have likely seen news reports about how the American workforce is aging. Indeed, the so-called, “baby boomer” generation is starting to reach retirement age. But, many older workers remain vital employees.
Unfortunately, some employers may feel the urge to go “younger and cheaper,” when it comes to their human resources issues. They may feel that they can create more efficiency by taking this route. If an employer in Minnesota decides to terminate an employee based on that person’s age, the employer could be open to an age discrimination claim.
And, this type of action is not the only form of age discrimination that employees can face. Some older workers may face age-based ridicule or off-color jokes, while others may be passed over for a promotion, on the perception that the worker is closer to retiring than to actually helping the employer in a meaningful way. Employees who believe that they have been the subject of age-based discrimination may want to seek more information to learn about their legal options.
At our law firm, we work to help our clients who want to hold their employers accountable for illegal age discrimination. Race and sex discrimination may get the news headlines when these types of incidents occur, but age discrimination also remains a serious issue in the American workforce. For more information about how our law firm may be able to help an age discrimination claim, please visit our website. We work hard to help our clients get the compensation they deserve.