Employment Blog

How Do I Show That My Layoff Broke the Law?
Age Discrimination, Retaliation, Sex Discrimination

Corporate mergers are famous for creating shareholder “value” by cutting costs. Many times, those costs are the pay and benefits of employees who find themselves laid off—and possibly discriminated against in the process. The University of Tennessee merged its men’s...

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Jury Finds AT&T Liable for Age Discrimination
Age Discrimination

Age discrimination is a form of discrimination that many people have unfortunately witnessed at work. It may be relatively obvious, such as a manager explaining the reason for a layoff being due to the company wanting to get rid of...

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High-Tech Jobs: Older Applicants Need Not Apply?
Age Discrimination

For many companies looking to fill job openings, a candidate who in his or her forties or older may not be a dream candidate, especially in information technology (IT) or high tech. There is a perception that older workers don’t...

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Jury Awards $7.13 Million to Former L.A. Times Sports Writer Due to Age and Disability Discrimination
ADA, Age Discrimination, Disability Rights

T.J. Simers was a sports reporter and columnist for the Los Angeles Times from 1990 to 2013, when he was constructively discharged. Over the years, he probably wrote about many home runs, but in a Los Angeles courtroom, it was...

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Discrimination: How and Why Can It Be Legal?
Advice, Age Discrimination, Family Responsibilities Discrimination, Pregnancy Discrimination

We’ve written many articles and blog posts explaining or discussing illegal discrimination. As a result, it may come as a surprise to some of you that discrimination can sometimes be perfectly legal, even if it’s morally wrong or unfair. But...

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Can I Sue My Employer If It Denies My Transfer Request?
Advice, Age Discrimination

For a discrimination lawsuit to succeed, you need to show that you suffered an adverse employment action because of your protected basis (sex, color, race, religion, etc.). Many times, it’s easy to show such an action. A plaintiff was fired,...

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Arthur vs. Pet Dairy
Age Discrimination

Appeals Court Makes It Difficult for Age Discrimination Cases to Succeed Those claiming age discrimination under the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) face a more difficult time making their case than those involved with the federal Title VII...

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Age Discrimination
Age Discrimination

My first experience with age discrimination occurred after my first year of law school, when I worked for a firm in Manhattan. Unfortunately, my experience didn’t come as I worked on a case on behalf of someone, but rather through...

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