A former assistant manager in logistics at Volkswagen AG's Tennessee plant claims he was demoted after the company decided it needed to shed its "old diesel image" and re-brand itself as a "modern, young company focused on productivity, efficiency and technology." That effort involved a company-wide effort to get rid of older workers, he claims in a lawsuit.
If you think you are a victim of age discrimination in the workplace, there are specific steps you need to take to protect your rights.
Age discrimination can take many forms. A company may not hire workers over a certain age, or may not allow older workers into job-training programs. A supervisor may make repeated references to an employee's age with comments such as, "Isn't it time to retire?"