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Frito Lay Employee Files Age Discrimination Suit

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Under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), it's illegal for an employer to discriminate against employees and applicants who are 40 years of age or older based on their age. One 52-year-old employee at Frito Lay is filing an age discrimination suit against the company, alleging violations of ADEA.

The Southeast Texas Record reports that the employee Ismail B. Dhanani was a temporary worker with Frito Lay in Sherman and that he had expressed interest in obtaining a permanent position with Frito Lay on several occasions. Ismail B. Dhanani claimed that his supervisor stated that the permanent accounting positions required a Certified Public Accountant qualification. However, the employee argues that the company hired a 23-year-old female for the position who was not a CPA.

The employee claimed that all the permanent positions in the company were offered to females under the age of 40. The plaintiff in this case is also claiming that he is a victim of gender discrimination in addition to age discrimination. He is reportedly seeking damages for back pay, front pay, pecuniary losses, emotional pain and suffering, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment of life, punitive damages, attorney's fees and court costs.

In this case the Southeast Texas Record stated that Ismail B. Dhanani is acting as his own attorney. However, there are many Houston employment lawyers in the area that work on cases involving age discrimination and gender discrimination. More information on employment discrimination cases can be found through our Related Resources pages.

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  • Filing a Charge of Employment Discrimination (FindLaw)

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