An employee in another state recently claimed that he was discriminated against on the basis of his age. He has thus filed a lawsuit against his employer, Volkswagen. Any employee who experiences employment discrimination in California can likewise seek justice through the civil court system.
In the recent out-of-state case, the man who filed the lawsuit asserted that his employer -- a Volkswagen automobile plant -- is using its rebranding efforts as an opportunity to engage in discrimination against employees 50 years old or older. The man himself is 60 years old. He formerly served as a supervisor at the plant before receiving a demotion in 2017.
According to the man's attorney, the plant announced that it was trying to become younger, slimmer and leaner just before the man was demoted. According to his attorney, the man has pursued other positions without success. A spokesman for the company refused to comment on the pending litigation.
Age discrimination is illegal in California and elsewhere in the United States. However, some employers still allow this type of discrimination to take place, which can unfortunately hurt the career opportunities and financial statuses of those who are discriminated against. Fortunately, anyone who is a victim of employment discrimination has the right to explore all of his or her legal options, which may include filing a discrimination lawsuit against his or her employer. An understanding of what facts need to be proved will most likely be critical for succeeding in this type of civil court case in the Golden State.