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About a week or so ago, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reminded employers that federal anti-discrimination law does not require that businesses accommodate older workers due to their age if, for example, they need help returning to work. I wrote about that here.

But, here’s the thing. Continue reading

As a best practice, and in advance of having some or all employees return to the workplace, are there ways for an employer to invite employees to request flexibility in work arrangements?

That’s the first of six coronavirus-related questions that the EEOC answered yesterday as part of its oft-updated “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws.” Continue reading

Last week, on Monday, the Supreme Court issued this age discrimination opinion. The opinion focuses on age bias in a federal government workplace, which is a small portion of folks that read this blog.

But, there are a few takeaways for the rest of you. And since this is an employment law blog, let’s discuss what the Supreme Court has to say about age bias in your workplace. Continue reading

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

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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

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