A complaint has been registered with the Twin Cities' public transit agency. This is the third human rights complaint in less than two years. An employee, a 54-year-old female, made the complaint last month alleging discrimination based on cancer diagnosis and age. The complaint has been filed by a former operations supervisor against her employer, Connect Transit.
A former employee of the publishing company Penguin Group has filed a legal complaint against the publisher for wrongful discharge due to age discrimination. The complaint should remind Minnesotans that age discrimination is a real concern and that it may be prevalent in even in the most well-known and well-respected companies. It should also inject employees with the courage to speak out against such discrimination.
Although one would believe that with age comes wisdom, especially in the medical field, a recent case in the neighboring state of Iowa shows a different reality. Minnesota readers may be interested to hear about a recent employment law case where an 81-year-old doctor was subjected to age discrimination that resulted in wrongful discharge.