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Ex Shell worker claims he was harassed due to age discrimination

It is a fact of life that people age, but this does not mean that they are any less qualified to do their jobs. Older Texas workers should not be made to feel uncomfortable in the workplace or be treated in such a way that causes them feel less valued. A man who was employed by Shell Oil alleges this is what happened to him, which prompted his filing an age discrimination claim.

The 61-year-old worker worked as a contractor for nine years. He was later transferred from another state to Texas, and that was when things apparently began to change. The plaintiff asserts that his coworkers made derogatory comments about his age. Furthermore, he claims he was also harassed for eating a vegan diet to help him combat prostate cancer and because he had difficulty hearing.

The plaintiff claims that his treatment worsened and that his coworkers began to noticeably stay away from him. He asserts that his ability to do his job was openly discredited due to his age. When he complained to upper management about the situation, he was allegedly told that there wasn't any proof concerning his allegations. Ultimately, the man lost his job.

The former contractor filed a claim against Shell Energy Resources Company and Shell Exploration and Production Company in Texas, alleging age discrimination. He is asking the court to award him injunctive relief and monetary damages as well as legal fees. If the evidence presented proves that the man was victimized as alleged, he may be awarded the judgment he is seeking.

Source:, "La. man accuses Shell of age discrimination", Carol Ostrow, Feb. 20, 2015

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