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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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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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“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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8 Tips On What Not To Say To Older Employees

So, I’m a collector. Not of baseball cards (anymore), or stamps (anymore), or dried beetles (never). No, it’s not a hobby or a Saturday afternoon substitute for a day at the beach.   It’s a serious pursuit that seemingly has no end in sight. And it keeps me busy. Very busy. In my new Above The…
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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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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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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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“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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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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