There are several companies that are being sued for age discrimination and it has been found that people in their 60’s and who are close to their retirement age are doing it.
There are several reasons for laying off a person who is close to his or her retirement and one of them is from the company’s perspective it is better for them to give benefits to a person who is closer to retirement and lay them off than lay off a middle aged employee.
However, this can be violation on the grounds of age discrimination for the employee. Employees also sue their company because they are not given recognition because of their age. There are several popular companies like the AARP Insurance that are being sued for age discrimination.
The recent trend of job cuts has caused many people under different categories to be laid off. This has caused the people to sue companies on various grounds and age discrimination is the most popular of them all. A person has the right to employment until the age of 65 and cannot be fired before they reach that age without valid grounds. If the employee can establish that he or she as fired because of their age, then the company will be forced to pay compensation that would be justified with their earning until their retirement. Age discrimination cases can be charged with a compensation of anything between $25,000 and $100,000; and sometimes it can be a lot more in certain cases. The person has the right to claim for emotional harassment and even damages of reputation, social status and financial losses against the employer.
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