With baby boomers reaching retirement and still being such a large part of the American workforce, age discrimination is a growing concern. In Minnesota, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Minnesota Human Rights Act prohibit Minnesota employers from discriminating against employees based on their age. The following is a description of an age discrimination case filed by a high-ranking member of the Eveleth Police Department.
According to recent reports, a high-ranking member of the Eveleth Police Department in Northern Minnesota is suing the city for workplace discrimination. The officer alleges that he was passed over for the position of chief because of his age. The officer has been with the Eveleth Police Department for nearly 30 years. In addition to his seniority, the officer has over 20 years of supervisory experience and occasionally filled in as the acting police chief.