Former teacher in Greenwich, Connecticut, Bonita Jones, who is 63 years old, filed a federal age-discrimination lawsuit against the town and has now settled out of the suit. She alleged that she was passed over for a job in 2005 that was given to an unqualified candidate who was 20 years old who did not have a valid teaching certification in Connecticut at the time. The town denied discrimination. See full article: http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wamc/news/news.newsmain/article/715/0/1798639/WAMC.New.England.News/Connecticut.Teacher.Settles.Age-Discrimination.Lawsuit

Discriminating against an innocent individual or a group based on disability or age may be prosecuted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The law prohibits harassment or any other action based on religious affiliation, physical or cultural traits and clothing. This law would stand to protect an elderly person, such as the one in the case discussed above, who was discriminated for being disabled and aided by a nurse or wheelchair. For more information, see: http://www.eeoc.gov/facts/fs-relig_ethnic.html

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