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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

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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“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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“Golden Girl” Sues For Age Discrimination: Hogwash Says Boss

A South Carolina head police dispatcher who is 57 was fired after 20 years on the job and her federal complaint alleges that: “Employees often ridiculed [her] because of her age by inferring that she was too old to use (the town’s) computer programs.  Employees also referred to (her) and other female employees over the age…
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Is "Stairway To Heaven" The Funeral Dirge For The Baby Boomers?

My weekly article in Above The Law discusses ageism — and Baby Boomers. “All the while singing along with The Who’s “My Generation” I always stopped and thought about the lyrics: “Hope I die before I get old.” Why would I want to die before I get old?  And how old –  40?  50?  Or even…
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Why Are Some Employees Called Such Horrible Things?

This is the title of my weekly article in Above The Law.  It begins: “All the while singing along with The Who’s “My Generation” I always stopped and thought about the lyrics: “Hope I die before I get old.” Why would I want to die before I get old?  And how old –  40?  50?  Or…
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Is Texas Roadhouse Too-Downhome-To-Discriminate?

That seems to be the defense to a systemic age discrimination EEOC lawsuit against the 500-outlet chain of steakhouses currently 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 EEOC claims that among other things job applicants had…
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“We Are Looking For Longevity”

We have all been aging from day 1 — and with some luck we will make it into the federally protected class of “over 40” – and with a lot more luck we will continue plugging on.  And aging. Which is one reason why discrimination based on age is so hurtful. I want to share a reader’s personal story…
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Younger Nurses Can Dance Around The Older Nurses: Latest From The Ageism Front

As someone who collects ageist comments, even this is a new one for me.  But it gives me the opportunity to discuss ageism and the workplace — again. Apparently, a Colorado hospital (yet another medical facility?) fired or forced the retirement of older employees – at least according to a new EEOC lawsuit. A nurse…
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102-Year Old Worker Fired “For His Own Good”

I just read a somewhat disturbing article out of Australia.  Folks in the US – pretend that this happened here. Apparently a Perth University scientist whose career has spanned 70 years, 5 continents, and 130 published works, was “nicely” pushed out the door. Why? Alleged concerns for his health and wellbeing — he is 102…
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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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