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?
I have been working in a restaurant for 3 years as a bus boy. I have the experience to be a waiter. I am African American. My manager keeps calling me "boy." He seems to think that it is okay to refer to me as "boy," when none of the other white people get names like this. I think he is not promoting me because I am African American. Is this legal?
I am African-American and have been working for my employer for 3 years. Many new people have been hired over time, White, Latino and some African-Americans. It seems like the managers in the store are all White. I have applied for a Manager position a few times and have been told "No" in a very friendly way, but I have more experience than most of the people that get management positions.
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.