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Denial of equal employment terms prompts discrimination lawsuit

On Behalf of | Sep 25, 2023 | Employment Law

Many companies may provide their employees with various types of job benefits and the presence of similar features could even help draw in qualified job candidates. However, what happens if individuals in Michigan are denied equal access to benefits based on discriminatory factors? Reports indicate that Cedar Fair is facing an age discrimination lawsuit after allegedly deciding not to provide affordable housing offers to seasonal workers over a certain age. 

Unequal treatment 

According to reports, the company Cedar Fair used to offer employer-provided housing for employees who traveled to Cedar Point amusement park for seasonal job positions. However, the EEOC claims that the company recently implemented a policy to only offer such benefits to employees under a certain age. The lawsuit claims that Cedar Fair no longer offers affordable living arrangements to individuals over the age of 40. 

The EEOC asserts that this has caused many seasonal workers to lose out on job opportunities, as it made it much more difficult to obtain temporary housing. The lawsuit asserts that this policy is in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. While similar types of unequal treatment may be unlawful, those who face such concerns might not always understand their options and the steps to take to protect their legal rights. 

Seeking advice on one’s options 

Age discrimination remains a prevalent issue in many job fields. Those who are subjected to similar types of behavior and remain uncertain of the steps to take to safeguard their interests might benefit from consulting with an experienced attorney for advice on their options. An attorney can evaluate the situation a client in Michigan is facing and assist in preparing to protect his or her rights and interests through the proper outlets.