Age discrimination in the workplace can cause a great deal of harm to
employees. Thus, it is very important for employers to not engage in such
discrimination when it comes to the treatment of employees and when making
Reportedly, in April 2010, the company terminated the woman's employment. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleged that the woman's age was the reason she was selected for termination.
The EEOC sued the computer services company (which is no longer in operation) in connection to the above allegations of age discrimination. The EEOC brought this lawsuit in a federal court in Wisconsin. Recently, the EEOC and the computer services company reached a settlement in regards to this lawsuit.
According to a press release on the EEOC's website, as part of this settlement,
the computer services company will make a monetary payment to the
As the allegations that were made in this recently settled case underscore,
age discrimination in the workplace can be very harmful to employees. Thus, one hopes that employers are held accountable when they engage in age discrimination against their employees. No employee in Wisconsin should have to face age discrimination at the hands of their employer.
Source: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, "Computer Systems to Pay $32,500 in EEOC
Age Discrimination Suit," Oct. 29, 2012
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