A woman who worked at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City, Illinois has filed an age discrimination lawsuit against her former employer.
After working in the same facility for more than 30 years, the woman in her mid-fifties was permanently discharged from her duties. Not long after being let go, another man under the age of 40 was hired for the same position.
The suit alleges that the woman was mistreated at work due to her age and sex despite completing a satisfactory amount of work of reasonable quality. According to an article in the Madison County Record, the discriminatory firing has led to the plaintiff complaining of suffering and mental anguish, in addition to loss of wages and benefits.
The seven-count discrimination lawsuit was filed in Madison County Circuit Court in December.
Despite improved working conditions in recent decades, a Gallup Poll cited by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reported that 15% of Americans believed they had faced some form of discrimination at work, whether or not they had filed formal complaints. In addition, 18% of employment discrimination complaints were age-related.
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