Bononi Law Group often represents people who work in the entertainment industry. One example ios a lawsuit filed against Telemundo and its parent company, NBC, for age discrimination back in 2012. Read the blog we posted at that time:
Federal law has prohibited many forms of age discrimination in the workplace since 1967 when Congress enacted the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. The Act says that employers cannot discriminate against workers on the basis of how old they are.
Andrea Fair started working at MTV as a Senior Talent Director in 2005. In 2008, she was promoted to Vice President of Talent and Music (TAM). In 2009, Fair also joined MTV's Visionary Committee, a group tasked with determining the network's future.
Vicky Gutierrez was a reporter for LA's local KVEA Telemundo TV station for nine years. During that time she received a nomination for an Emmy Award for her work as a reporter/anchor and received positive annual reviews of her contributions to the news team's success.
Lory Fabian, a former alumni coordinator for the St. Louis Rams, has filed suit against the NFL team alleging age discrimination. According to her lawsuit, the Rams have been consistently firing middle-aged women and replacing them with younger workers.
Individuals over the age of 40 are considered a protected class under the law. In the same way that an individual cannot be discriminated against by an employer based on race or gender, so must individuals be protected from workplace harassment or discrimination based on age.