Like when referring to the plaintiff (57) and his two co-workers (61 and 67), a boss allegedly remarks, “It’s time you got rid of those old son of a bitches.”
Age discrimination, maybe?
Hey, before you decide, how about the CEO allegedly saying that the company should have “new blood” and “you know, younger people in the organization run it.” That same boss may have referred to older employees as “dinosaurs.”
Wait a minute here. Would it make a difference if I told you that the company supposedly hired the plaintiff’s 36-year-old replacement, just before terminating the plaintiff’s employment?
You can read a copy of the court’s opinion here.
My advice to you: between preparing for the new DOL overtime rules and evaluating your arbitration agreements, if it’s been a while since you’ve conducted sensitivity training at work, find some time to squeeze that in.
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