According to EEOC’s lawsuit, the hospital fired a nurse after accusing her of performance problems.
The EEOC alleged that younger nurses were treated much more leniently with regards to performance.
The EEOC also alleges that hospital managers made ageist comments.
Examples of the ageist comments included statements:
- how younger nurses could “dance around the older nurses;” and
- how management preferred younger and “fresher” nurses.
This alleged conduct violates the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). Such alleged conduct may also violate the Missouri Human Rights Act. The Missouri Human Rights Act is a state law that helps protect employees in Missouri.
If you believe your employer is treating you unfairly because you are over the age of 40, you may want to speak with a labor lawyer or an attorney who has experience with age discrimination lawsuits.
If your employer is making offensive comments about age or often asks you when you are going to retire, you may want to speak with a labor lawyer or an attorney who has experience with drafting discrimination reports.
If you are over the age of 40 and your employer is treating you differently than younger employees, you may have a claim of discrimination.
If your employer has fired you because you are over the age of 40 or because you reported age discrimination you may want to speak with a labor lawyer or an attorney who has experience with discrimination lawsuits.
Before filing an EEOC charge of discrimination, you may want to contact a law firm with experience drafting EEOC complaints. An attorney with experience drafting discrimination charges may be able to help you preserve your rights.
Discrimination lawsuits often have short deadlines so you should consider contacting an attorney right away.