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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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“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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“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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“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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Can Someone Who Never Even Applied For A Job Sue For Age Discrimination?

That will be the novel issue before a Texas federal court in an interesting new case.       It appears that plaintiff, over 40, was seeking employment when he received an email from a employment agency looking to fill a spot for a client who needed a software engineer.  The client, however, did not want to hire…
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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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