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Employee Files Age Discrimination Lawsuit Against Central Title Co.

At the age of 69, Sue Jeans allegedly lost her job as a clerical office worker after nearly two decades of employment with Central Title Co., reports The Southeast Texas Record. Jeans claims that she was terminated from her position in January and then replaced by a younger employee. For this reason, Jeans feels that she's been a victim of age discrimination and has filed a lawsuit against Central Venture, which does business as Central Title.

Not only is Jeans claiming age discrimination in her lawsuit, but she also alleges that the defendant retaliated against her after she filed a workers' compensation claim for an on-the-job injury.

With this case, the plaintiff is reportedly seeking a number of different types of damages that include lost back wages, insurance benefits, lost future wages, emotional pain and suffering, inconvenience, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, liquidated damages, emotional distress, embarrassment, severe disappointment, indignation, shame, despair, public humiliation, exemplary damages, attorney’s fees, interest and attorney’s fees.

The federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits employers from discriminating against employees who are 40 years of age and older based on their age. FindLaw states that ADEA also prohibits employers from forcing employees to take an early retirement and also prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of age among applicants during the hiring process.

In order to prove an age discrimination claim in Texas or anywhere else in the United States, the employee must show that adverse action was taken on the basis of his or her age.

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