In the state of California, it’s illegal to discriminate against an employee on the basis of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation or any other protected factor. Despite this, many businesses still engage in age discrimination by pushing out older employees to make room for younger ones. A former Motion Picture Association (MPA) employee is suing his employer for allegedly engaging in age and racial discrimination.
A new supervisor allegedly pushed him out of the company
According to the plaintiff, he had worked for the MPA since 2002 and consistently received good reviews on his job performance. But when a new supervisor was hired in 2017, she allegedly demoted him and took away some of his job responsibilities in favor of a younger employee who didn’t speak with an accent. The plaintiff also claims that she gave him extra work without proper training and wouldn’t acknowledge him when he was in her presence.
The plaintiff alleges that the supervisor broke employment law by treating him badly just because of his age and race. He claims that she even engaged in harassment by insulting him and trying to make his job more difficult. When he told the human resources department about the issue, he was allegedly fired a few months later.
What can you do if you’re dealing with a similar issue?
In this case, the plaintiff is seeking damages from his former employer. You might also be entitled to damages if you’re going through a similar situation in the workplace. Have you noticed that your business suddenly started treating you differently after hiring a new supervisor?
An attorney could help you if you believe that you’ve been a victim of workplace discrimination. You might be able to file a lawsuit and hold them accountable for discriminating based on race, gender, religion, age, disability or sexual orientation.