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Worker faced hostile work environment due to discrimination

A West Virginia worker has filed a lawsuit against a former employer after facing mistreatment and discrimination at work. The man claims that he is the victim of a hostile work environment because of his age, resulting in bullying and other negative actions in the workplace. He is seeking damages from Blue Racer Midstream for his financial losses, which include punitive damages and attorney fees.

The man claims that he was subjected to harassment and other behavior that is unacceptable at work, such as bullying, after he alerted his superiors to safety concerns. In the lawsuit, the claimant states that he was told both verbally and in writing that he should look for other employment. He believes that this mistreatment from his superiors and co-workers was due to his age. He was 55 years old at the time of his employment with Blue Racer Midstream.

Age discrimination is any form of mistreatment in the workplace that could be related to a person's age. This includes subtle jokes, bullying or even being passed over for well-deserved promotions in favor of a younger person. Victims of this mistreatment have the right to speak out and seek a legal remedy to their issue. 

When age discrimination plays a role in a person's ability to do his or her job, it is appropriate to seek the assistance of lawyer. A West Virginia employee does not have to endure a hostile work environment alone; instead, he or she should explore the option of taking legal action. Certain parties may be financially liable for any damages suffered. 

Source: wvrecord.com, "Blue Racer Midstream sued by employee over age discrimination allegations", Kari Valence, Jan. 6, 2016

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