According to recent employment law reports, a man has filed an age discrimination
lawsuit against 7-Eleven, the national convenience store chain. The employment
discrimination claim asserts that a 73-year-old man was hired by a convenience
store seven years ago as a cashier. The man earned $9.25 an hour. However,
in January 2014 7-Eleven took over the store and the man allegedly began
to suffer discrimination from younger managers. For example – the
managers complained of him being “too slow,” further after
he explained to them that he suffered from various disabilities that affected
his functional capacity, the managers were unsympathetic and moved him
from cashier duties to more physically demanding jobs such as sweeping,
mopping, and pulling weeds. Younger employees did not endure the same
The complaint further states that the man was constructively discharged
a few months later, without ever having been formally disciplined and
without a reasonable explanation for the disparate treatment, and without
suggestions or meaningful discussions of reasonable accommodations.
Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) employers are required
to make efforts to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities.
The type of accommodation generally depends on type of job and the nature
of the disability. Further, according the Age Discrimination in Employment
Act (ADEA) your employer may not discriminate against you on the basis
of your age, and you are also protected from harassment on the basis of your age.
The man is seeking damages and back wages.
For more information or if you believe that you have been subject to any
type of employment discrimination, please contact the experienced
Georgia employment discrimination lawyers at Buckley Beal, LLP for an immediate consultation.