I have been working in a gym for 2 years as a trainer and before that I worked as a manager of gyms for the last 15 years. They promised me that I would be promoted to be a manager within a year. The new owner of the gym says that I am "too damn old to do the job." I am 42 years old! Is this legal?
By Deskin Law Firm
A decision maker's remarks about race, age, or gender may be an indicator of his discrimination against you. Age discrimination of those who are over 40 is illegal and his remark may be sufficient evidence of age-based discrimination for you to win a case against him.
To figure out if your discrimination situation is illegal you must determine:
1. If you are an employee protected from discrimination under the law.
3. If your employer's conduct is considered discriminatory under the law.