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FisherBroyles Employment Law Blog

Helping Employers Implement Efficient and Equitable Solutions to their Workplace Problems

FisherBroyles Employment Law Blog

Helping Employers Implement Efficient and Equitable Solutions to their Workplace Problems

“There are too many old men … and they should all retire”'

Yep, that was what allegedly was said to a former University of Pittsburgh business professor who sought to take tuition-covered coursework towards a doctoral degree.  At least that’s what he alleges in in a newly-filed federal Age Discrimination In Employment Act (“ADEA”) and state law complaint.  As well as “the money invested to provide additional training and education would…
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THE NEXT #METOO MOVEMENT?

It’s the last acceptable discrimination. Two years ago I posted that the forever young Dick Van Dyke, who was then 90 (OMG!), talked about age discrimination, what he called “The last acceptable discrimination.”  He noted that he was told by a salesperson at a Tommy Hilfiger store that “I don’t think you’ll find anything you like here,” and…
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“In China, They Put Women Out To Pasture at Your Age”

I probably don’t need to tell readers about my penchant for collecting cases in which older employees are the object of ageist comments in the workplace. That is, all the different names, expressions, and epithets to which such employees are referred as a proxy for “old.” “For example, you do not call an employee ‘old’…
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Staffing Company Alleged To Have Violated Virtually Every Employment Discrimination Law

The “N-word” again. It’s been some time since we’ve seen that is an employment discrimination lawsuit. And alleged violations of Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA … discrimination on the basis of sex, race, age, and disability. Wow! All from one employer! What were they thinking? (No, don’t tell me). The EEOC has alleged in…
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Over 40? You’re “Outta Here!”

By: Amy Epstein Gluck So you’re getting $400,000. For what? A house? Years of annual salary? Renovations? No. This is the amount one hospital in Colorado will have to pay for terminating 29 employees—every single one of whom was over 40 years-old.The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) just ordered the hospital to make this significant…
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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,…
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We Cannot Hire You Because We Have To Maximize Longevity

Guess what this post is about? It’s been awhile since I’ve seen a new code word or phrase for age discrimination.  A newly-filed EEOC suit gives me the opportunity to recap my collection of such words and phrases. The EEOC just sued a Florida restaurant under the Age Discrimination In Employment Act (“ADEA”), alleging that it…
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You Are Not Hired: Age Will Matter and This Is A Job For A Man!

Sometimes people can be pretty obtuse. It’s one thing to disguise discrimination, use code words or simply say nothing. It’s another to come right out and say something that is facially violative of the anti-discrimination laws. Two staffing agencies are the examples here. Age will matter According to a newly filed EEOC suit, a New Jersey IT…
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“Texas Roadhouse Too-Downhome-To-Discriminate”- Settles For $12 Million 

When we posted this headline in early February that seemed to be the defense to an EEOC systemic age discrimination lawsuit against the 500-outlet chain of steakhouses which was then in its 4th week of a jury trial in Boston, according to an article by Peter Gosselin. “Y’all don’t think we’d do that, do ya?” The…
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In Five Years 1/3 Of People Over 65 Will Still Be Working

Reported in the New York Times today, from 2000 to 2016 the number of people who are over 65 and still working went from 13% to 18.8% – and will go to 32% over the next 5 years. A Boston College professor said that “This is one of the most educated generations in history. A lot…
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RICHARD COHEN
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.

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AMY EPSTEIN GLUCK
Amy Epstein Gluck has represented individuals and corporate clients in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and various federal district courts for more than twenty years. Ms. Epstein Gluck’s current practice areas include employment law—advising on and drafting employment agreements; handling employment negotiations, severance agreements, noncompete and nondisclosure agreements, “wrongful terminations” and other EEO matters; representation at the EEOC level; advising employers about discrimination laws and how to remain in compliance, and employment negotiations.

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