Age Discrimination Termination

Age Discrimination is the practice of treating an employee or job applicant less favorably than other employees or applicants due to his or her age. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) only protects... more +
Age Discrimination is the practice of treating an employee or job applicant less favorably than other employees or applicants due to his or her age. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) only protects those workers or applicants who are over the age of forty. Some state laws expand age discrimination protection to younger workers as well. Age Discrimination can take many forms including persistent harassment based on a person's age, demotion, unjustified pay disparities, passing over for opportunity, or any other adverse employment action motivated by an individual's age.  less -
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Waivers of Age Discrimination Claims in Reduction in Force Cases Continue to Face Intense Scrutiny

A Federal court in Colorado recently permitted a former employee to advance an age discrimination claim despite his prior execution of a severance and release agreement after his employment ended in connection with a...more

UK Government Publishes Employment Tribunal Statistics

The statistics show a huge fall in the number of claims, which may be due to the introduction of tribunal fees....more

There is Such a Thing as Over-Sharing: Former Employee Forfeits Portion of Settlement Payment After Daughter Discloses Settlement...

It seems like every day there is a new case highlighting novel and evolving issues employers confront when people disclose information via social media. The latest example involves a hapless college-age daughter in Florida...more

Fired 61-Year-Old Hospital Employee Can Proceed With Age Discrimination Case, California Court Finds

Cheal v. El Camino Hospital, H036548 (January 31, 2014): In a recent decision, the California Court of Appeal held that a worker may proceed with her claim for age discrimination following her discharge from employment for...more

Age Discrimination Claim Survives Dismissal Where Questions Existed Regarding Adequacy Of Job Performance And Employee Presented...

Reversing a trial court’s decision in favor of the employer, a California Court of Appeals in Cheal v. El Camino Hospital held that a former employee may present her age discrimination claim to a jury because there were...more

December 2013's review of the year

Sandra Wallace, Partner and Employment group head, highlights the most important legislative and case law developments from 2013 and identifies the key cases to watch out for in 2014. ...more

Employers: Telling Your Employee To “Hang Up [THEIR] Superman Cape” May Result In A Successful Age Discrimination Claim

In reversing the District Court decision, the Eighth Circuit found that a supervisor’s disparaging comments to an older employee was enough to establish a prima facie case that the employee was terminated because of his age. ...more

Utah Employment Law Letter - September 2013: TERMINATION : ‘Grandma’s Feather Bed’: Court puts feather tester’s claims to sleep

It was nine feet high and six feet wide, soft as a downy chick. It was made from the feathers of forty ‘leven geese Took a whole bolt of cloth for the tick. So goes the popular song written and performed by the late...more

Hutchinson Sealing Systems to Pay $210,000 To Resolve EEOC Age Discrimination Claim

Three Older Employees Targeted During 'Reduction in Force,' Federal Agency Charged - DETROIT - Hutchinson Sealing Systems, Inc., an automotive sealing systems manufacturer based in Auburn Hills, Mich., will pay...more

An "Honest Belief" Remains a Viable Defense Option

Termination and other adverse employment actions often give rise to claims of intentional discrimination and other litigation. In many cases, the issues will boil down to an assertion that the facts supporting the employer’s...more

EEOC Wins Second Victory Against RadioShack in Retaliation Case

55-Year-Old Manager Fired Days After He Complained About Age Discrimination; Awarded $675,000 Judgment - DENVER - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) won another victory in federal court in...more

Washington Court Weighs in on Privilege Waiver & What Is Opposition Activity

In Lodis v. Corbis Holdings, Inc., No. 67215-1-I (Wash. Ct. App. Jan. 14, 2013), the Washington State Court of Appeals has helped clarify what has become a contentious issue in employment litigation, ruling that "when a...more

Message To Employers: When Terminating An Employee Never Mention Anything Relating To The Employee’s Age

Employers should carefully prepare what they say to employees who they intend to terminate before actually saying it. Often, employers use terms that should be excluded from their vocabulary when in those delicate situations....more

Western District Of New York Dismisses “Threadbare” FMLA And Discrimination Allegations At Initial Pleadings Stage

Gonzalez v. Carestream Health, Inc., No. 12-CV-6151(CJS) (W.D.N.Y. Sept. 18, 2012, Siragusa, J.): A district court granted an employer’s motion to dismiss the complaint of a 60-year old male who brought claims for age...more

Summary Judgment Lives For Employers Seeking Dismissal Of New York City Human Rights Law Claims

Melman v. Montefiore Medical Center, 946 N.Y.S.2d 27 (1st Dep’t May 29, 2012): The New York Appellate Division, First Department recently held that plaintiffs bringing discrimination claims under the New York City Human...more

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