An administrative assistant working at the corporate offices of a prominent New York City food store settled her age discrimination and harassment case on the eve of trial. The terms of the settlement, which were to remain confidential, paid the plaintiff one and one half times her salary. Plaintiff was 66 years of age. Although she had received numerous above satisfactory evaluations and raises, new Management made negative comments about Plaintiff concerning her work, attitude and "failure to take on additional responsibilities". These comments were false and were pre-textual for bias and prejudice towards older workers.
Since the Civil Rights Act of 1964 a variety of laws have been enacted and amended with the goal of treating all humans fairly and with the respect they deserve no matter who they are. This means allowing each person the same opportunities regardless of factors such as age, race, religion, and gender. Federal laws still fall short in many ways when it comes to the LGBT community, however when it comes to workers in New York City the laws that protect and advocate for these citizens are more progressive.