age discrimination

Does a Mandatory Retirement Age Equal Discrimination?

Posted on November 1, 2017

the situation An employer has a policy that states that all employees must retire at the age of 65.  Is this age discrimination?

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“But I Was Just Kidding!” Is That a Defense to a Discrimination Claim?

Posted on October 4, 2017

the situation During an industry-wide conference related to success strategies, a company executive is taking notes.  The notes include a page with the header “Attracting and Retaining employees,” and underneath, writes “Fire all the old people.”  The owner claims he was only kidding when he wrote this and was referring to a similar statement made […]

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Is a Claim that an Applicant is Overqualified a Defense to an ADEA Claim?

Posted on July 19, 2017

the situation You are trying to fill an unskilled laborer position. One applicant for the position is a former employee with decades of experience in a position that involves more skill and higher pay. You end up deciding to hire another younger applicant, concluding that the former employee is overqualified and will not be satisfied […]

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Is Telling Someone You Want to Maximize Longevity a Bad Idea?

Posted on May 24, 2017

the situation A 60 year old man applies to be a General Manager of a restaurant after spending over twenty years in the restaurant industry, a number of which were served in a managerial capacity. After interviewing the applicant over the phone, the hiring manager decides to bring him in for a face-to-face interview with […]

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Twelve Million Dollars to be Paid out by Restaurant Chain for Age Discrimination

Posted on April 5, 2017

the situation The EEOC took aim at Texas Roadhouse in 2011, claiming that the restaurant chain engaged in a pattern or practice of age discrimination by refusing to hire applicants over the age of 40. According to a press release issued by the EEOC, Texas Roadhouse has now agreed to pay a total of $12 […]

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Even Age Difference of Eight Years Can Support ADEA Claim if Other Factors Present

Posted on September 25, 2015

As all employers are aware, employment decisions such as hiring, firing and promoting should not be made on the basis of an individual’s age. And one of the key components of a claim based on the denial of a promotion is that the individual who was promoted was substantially younger. So does this mean that […]

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