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A lawyer claimed that his employer had discriminated against him based on his race, color, gender, and age, when it terminated his employment and filled a position nearly identical to that which he held prior to his termination with a younger, African-American woman. So he sued.
Oh, I forgot one important fact. By the time he sued, the lawyer-plaintiff had already signed a severance agreement and release (the “Release”). Continue reading
There are plenty of buzzwords and phrases that, when uttered in the workplace, made provide good fodder for an age discrimination claim.
For example, referring to someone as an ‘old timer’ can be direct evidence of age discrimination. Then, if an email were to surface in which the company writes that it is ʺlooking for young sharksʺ to become junior salespeople, well that’s not got either.
Except, here’s the thing. Continue reading
I want to give a little shoutout to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, with whom I am spending the day today in Atlanta at the 22nd annual Examining Conflicts in Employment Laws (EXCEL) Training Conference.
So, today’s post is chock full of recent EEOC news and notes. Continue reading
Yesterday, I successfully alienated every reader that doesn’t work in the restaurant industry or otherwise nerd out on Fair Labor Standards Act minutiae.
Today, I double down with idiosyncratic arbitration agreements, specifically those possibly used by New Jersey employers. I promise to get back to something more universal tomorrow. Perhaps, Nova Scotian paid sick leave legislation. Continue reading