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City of Beverly Hills accused of age discrimination

California residents might like to know about an age discrimination case filed by a former senior recreation supervisor in Beverley Hills. The 66-year-old woman filing the suit says she eventually had to quit because of a supervisor's hostility. She also says that she was not given promotions because of her age, and the suit contains complaints of discrimination and failure to prevent harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination.

California women face many challenges at work

Female workers throughout the country made $900 billion less than their male counterparts in 2018. Research suggests that lower wages aren't the only issue that California women face in the workplace. In addition for being paid less for equal work, they are also more likely to be punished for minor transgressions while on the job. A study asked 159 people to read scenarios about infractions committed on the job.

How ageism impacts American workers

California workers who are 40 or older have legal protection against ageism in the workplace. From a legal standpoint, age discrimination is viewed as seriously as discrimination based on race, gender or other protected attributes. However, it is not uncommon for workers to be terminated or otherwise passed over for younger workers within an organization. This happens at companies of all sizes and regardless of a person's salary.

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