Of Hoodies And Hoverboards: Age Discrimination In Tech

Lisa Nagele-Piazza and Jon Steingart report in BNA.com that “’Digital native’ is generally used to describe people who grew up using digital technology.”

But posting job ads seeking “digital natives” may very well violate the Age Discrimination In Employment Act (“ADEA”), since “digital natives” are by definition under a certain age. (What age is that, exactly?).

My new article in Above the Law deals with ageism in the tech industry and best practices for employers.

All of my ATL article are here.

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Richard Cohen

Richard B. Cohen is a partner in the New York City office of FisherBroyles, LLP, a national law firm. Richard Cohen has litigated and arbitrated complex corporate, commercial and employment disputes for more than 35 years, and is a trusted advisor to business owners and in-house counsel both in the United States and internationally. His clients have included Fortune 100 companies, domestic and foreign commercial and investment banks, Pacific-rim corporations and real estate development companies, as well as start-up businesses throughout the United States. Email Richard at [email protected]