Ask the Lawyer received the following question (paraphrased for easier reading and clarity) from a reader on a legal matter that might be of interest to the entire audience.
If an employee feels that his supervisor is guilty of age discrimination, can the employee sue the supervisor directly for personal damages in addition to simply filing a complaint with the government?
The supervisor cannot be sued personally. The action is against the agency. If you are successful in an age case, the remedy lies in compensation of back pay.
Bill Bransford is managing partner of Shaw, Bransford & Roth, PC.
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