Discrimination in the port place is never okay. Whether it is discrimination based on race or gender or discrimination based on someone’s age, these actions are illegal and they should be dealt with. A lawsuit filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court alleges age and disability discrimination as well as retaliation against the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. The Los Angeles age discrimination attorneys at Azadian Law Group, PC want to discuss this case as well as what you can do if you face a similar situation.
We have learned that Marlene Panoyan, the 50-year-old former director of communications and social media for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, has filed a lawsuit against her former employer. The suit claims that she was the victim of poor treatment due to her age and that she was fired earlier this year after asking to take sick leave.
Panoyan Began her job with the Chamber of Commerce in October 2005. The suit claims that she was consistently praised for her work by the chamber’s former president and CEO Leron Gubler.
Gubler retired in December 2018, and his replacement was Rana Ghadban, a woman in her 30s. Citing directly from the lawsuit, it is alleged that “Upon assuming her new position as CEO of the Hollywood Chamber, Ghadban began making it known in explicit statements among the staff members that she believed that the Hollywood Chamber was old and out-of-date and needed a new, youthful and hip image and culture like the one she had implemented at the Simi Valley Chamber.”
This is not uncommon, especially in workplaces in and around Los Angeles. What many people do not realize is that age discrimination is illegal. Unfortunately, age discrimination can be difficult to detect, and instances are often unreported. Both federal and state law prohibit age discrimination in the workplace.
Age discrimination takes many forms. According to the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) says that age discrimination involves:
If you or somebody you care about has been discriminated against in the workplace due to their age, seek legal assistance immediately. At the Azadian Law Group, PC, we are dedicated to helping workers who face any type of discrimination at their place of employment. Our goal is to secure the compensation you are entitled to, which can include: