In Arizona, a financial corporation doing business as the Bank of Albuquerque, has been accused of unlawfully terminating two managers, Elizabeth Morantes and Yolanda Fernandez because of their age. Both women are over the age of 40. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sued the employer citing to sex and age discrimination. According to the lawsuit, both managers were long-time employees and were terminated and disciplined while younger male managers and employees were not. The women are seeking the following damages: monetary relief and an injunction for the bank to stop engaging in future discriminatory practices. See: http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/1-4-12.cfm

Age discrimination is common form of discrimination. Discriminating against an innocent individual or a group based on age, race or national origin may be prosecuted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The law prohibits harassment or any other action based on these reasons. See: http://www.eeoc.gov/facts/fs-relig_ethnic.html

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