Two long-term former employees of the San Francisco 49ers football club have sued the NFL franchise for age discrimination. Anthony Lozano, a 22-year employee of the club, and Keith Yanagi, a 25-year plus employee, received exemplary performance evaluations and other commendations during their employment. They cite as some of the evidence of the age discrimination that motivated their terminations as follows: (1) the practice by senior management personnel of referring to older workers derogatorily as "legacy employees"; (2) being asked "How much longer do you intend to work here?"; (3) employment decisions that favored younger employees and applicants, "Let's go with the younger one" and other facts.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle
Lexington, Kentucky discrimination lawyer Robert Abell represents employees and individuals in discrimination cases including age discrimination cases; contact him at 859-254-7076.
Courts have ruled that inquiries about an employee's retirement plans can constitute evidence of age discrimination. courts have held that repeated inquiries about an older worker’s retirement plans can constitute evidence of age bias. See Sischo-Nownejad v. Merced Community College District, 934 F.2d 1104 (9th Cir. 1991); Braverman v. Penobscot Shoe Company, 859 F.Supp. 596 (D. Me. 1994); Rottersman v. CBS, Inc., 726 F.Supp. 484 (S.D.N.Y. 1989).
These kind of questions and evidence was present in the James Wells v Columbia Gas age discrimination case.