My job as a Seattle employment attorney is to help ensure that employees receive fair treatment in the workplace regardless of any bias their employers may have. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commision (EEOC) has filed suit against the Bank of Albuquerque in Albuquerque, NM for discharging two employees and disciplining another because they were women over the age of forty. The claim of the EEOC is that managers Elizabeth Morantes and Yolanda Fernandez were discharged for reasons that a man, or a younger woman would not have been. Additionally, Betty Brewer was disciplined, also for a reason that a man or a younger woman would not have been disciplined for. The two fired managers, who had both worked for Bank of Albuquerque for a long time, believe that their treatment has not been applied to younger male managers. Discrimination based on the combination of age and gender is a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination based on gender, as well as the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, which prohibits discrimination based on age above forty. The EEOC made an effort to reach a settlement before going to court, but were unable to reach an agreement and so they filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
Many people are worried about their jobs during this difficult economic time. Many companies have closed their doors, while others have had to lay off employees in order to save enough money to stay open. A lot of Americans, and a lot of people in our local communities such as Lynnwood have been forced out of work and have had trouble finding new jobs. If you are fortunate enough to have a good job at a secure company, you should not have to be concerned that you will lose your job because of any factor that has no bearing on your job performance, like your gender, age, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.
If you feel that you have been discriminated against at your workplace because of your gender or age, or if you have been discharged because of your gender or age, speak with an experienced Lynnwood employment discrimination attorney to discuss your options. Employment law is a particularly complicated area, but in general, an employee who is performing his or her job well should not have to worry about job security based on discriminatory practices. At Premier Law Group, we are dedicated to protecting the civil rights of employees at all kinds of companies and in all kinds of employment situations. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact me at (206)285-1743.