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Former supervisor accuses Chobani of age discrimination

Posted by William J. Cook | Jul 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Companies in Florida and various parts of the country often place a great deal of importance on image. Although maintaining a positive image can be beneficial in numerous areas of business, if these attempts lead to discrimination of any kind, victims of such acts might choose to pursue legal recourse. A man in another state has recently filed a lawsuit against his former employer accusing the company of age discrimination.

According to reports, the man was employed as a supervisor by the popular yogurt company Chobani. In the lawsuit, he claims that he was released from the company only a week after being placed on a plan to improve performance and to help him learn how to work with younger employees. The man says the company purposely terminated his employment, and the employment of others near his age, in order to hire younger individuals.

Throughout his employment, he also asserts that he was denied certain benefits that younger employees often received, such as occasional weekends off. When asked about the lawsuit, Chobani reportedly denied any wrong-doing in the matter. The company also says that it takes these situations seriously, but that an investigation into the claims did not find any evidence of discrimination.

Employment disputes, perhaps especially those involving discrimination are often stressful and challenging matters that can be difficult to resolve. When facing a similar situation, a person in Florida may find it beneficial to seek assistance from someone with experience in handling such complex matters. An attorney can thoroughly examine the situation and assist a client in pursuing the most favorable outcome possible through the necessary outlets.

Source: idahostatejournal.com, “Ex-Chobani supervisor's lawsuit claims age discrimination“, Nathan Brown, July 17, 2017

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