Employees and applicants in Minnesota and elsewhere in the nation should understand they have legal rights, no matter their ages. In some cases, an employee or applicant may believe that he or she is experiencing discrimination based upon age. In these matters, it is important to be aware of the laws that protect them against this type of discrimination in the workplace.
What are the common forms of age discrimination? The laws regarding age discrimination forbid any form of discrimination regarding any aspect of employment. This includes hiring, firing, salary amounts, promotions, job assignments, layoffs, job training, fringe benefits and other terms or conditions of employment.