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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

“When Is It Time To Take Granddad’s Car Keys Away?” A Tough Workplace Discussion

We are living longer. And working longer. This is good. And our culture and laws prohibit age discrimination in the workplace. This is also good. However, as an adjunct to that, we must deal with something that no prior generation has had to deal with (at least not as much): “when is it time to take…
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You’re 37! Too Old for A Promotion!

That’s right – you’re over the hill!! Seems that, according to a new study, “the frequency of promotions in tech declines rapidly after age 36.” It’s downhill after that. “The report also shows that the average age for tech workers is 38, compared to 43 for non-tech workers. And 42 is the average age of tech-industry…
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Iron Throne or Boardroom—Leadership Matters

By:  Amy Epstein Gluck Who will rule Westeros? Or, in employment-speak, who will become the CEO of Westeros? So, I love Game of Thrones. I really love it, and the last two years have been kind of brutal waiting for the start of the very last season. But it’s here, and it’s tonight. TONIGHT. And this…
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Waddya Think? Is The Word “Elderly” Offensive and Ageist?

Words are important; designations and characterizations are important. What people are called is important – for many reasons. Readers know that I collect, among other things, words and comments directed to or describing older workers that are coded ageist comments. Just the other day I summarized a few years’ worth of such coded language: “Perhaps some…
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“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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Aging? A Couple of Articles To Lift Your Spirits

I’m a little behind in my reading but bear with me.  Here are a couple of interesting articles on aging and age discrimination that I think bear looking at if you’re feeling that the new year just means that you’re one year closer to .. you know what.  Read these articles and take heart!    …
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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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Forced To Retire "To Promote ‘Diversity and Intergenerational Fairness’”

All surveys and studies point to the plight of older workers – they can’t afford to retire, and at the same time they suffer age discrimination in hiring and in the workplace. BenefitsPro notes that “It’s getting tougher for older workers, with many finding that they can’t retire—or retire as fully—as they might want to,…
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“Work Faster!”

By: Amy Epstein Gluck Last month, my esteemed partner Rich Cohen wrote here that it had been over a year since he’d seen or written about a new code word or phrase for age discrimination, then blogged about a settlement where the employer stated that it would no longer consider a job applicant for the position…
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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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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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