Complying with employment laws not only creates a harmonious work environment, but also spares you from possible lawsuits which may end up in a costly settlement.
3M has agreed to pay around $3M in an effort to settle an age discrimination case filed against it by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in Minneapolis. This act will spare the company from any liability arising from the lawsuit.
The agency sued the company on behalf of around 290 former workers. The lawsuit alleges that from July 1, 2003 until December 31, 2006, the company has removed hundreds of employees who are older than 45-years-old.
When evaluating an employee’s performance, an employer must look at the person’s accomplishment and skills, not his age. Remember, a person’s skills and willingness to work are not affected by his age so it should not be used as a factor when assessing his strengths.
For more important information regarding age discrimination, you can acquire legal advice from a skilled Los Angeles employment lawyer.