A settlement was recently reached in an age discrimination case from here in Minnesota. The case involved four individuals from Rochester who were employees of a hotel company. Three of these individuals are in their 60s and the fourth is in her 70s.
Last year, these four individuals were terminated from their positions. The individuals alleged that their age was the reason that they were terminated and, thus, that the terminations violated the Minnesota Human Rights Act. According to the four individuals, age-based comments were made about some of them during executive committee meetings which occurred in the two months leading up to the firings.