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Age Discrimination

Age Discrimination And Covid-19: What Are The Rights Of Older Employees?

The United States continues to move forward with the reopening process, despite the increasing number of coronavirus infections and deaths. Many Americans continue to express their displeasure and resistance to calls for social distancing and mask wearing. Given this environment, many employers might be wary of having the coronavirus spread among its workers. So it’s …

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Employment Discrimination Cases Just Got Harder to Prove: Court Improves Employers’ Chances of Winning Summary Judgment

Winning a lawsuit against your employer is hard—the odds just aren’t in your favor. In 2009, the Harvard Law and Policy Review published an article about those odds, “Employment Discrimination Plaintiffs in Federal Court: From Bad to Worse?” The authors found that employees won their lawsuits against their employers only 15% of the time, whereas …

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A huge verdict in an age discrimination case

Employee Wins Massive Age Discrimination Lawsuit Against Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin is one of the biggest and most profitable aerospace and defense contractors in the world. Much of the recent news involving Lockheed Martin relates to its controversial F-35 multi-role stealth fighter, which is the most expensive military weapons program in the history of warfare. In other recent news, Lockheed Martin is setting other …

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The Society for Human Resources Management: 7 Myths About National Origin Discrimination

January 26, 2017 Common National Origin Discimination Myths Myth: Conducting an investigation when allegations of a hostile work environment are made will insulate the company from liability. Fact: Claims still may be brought despite investigations, noted Tom Spiggle, founder of The Spiggle Law Firm in Arlington, Va., Nashville, Tenn., and Washington, D.C., though investigations may as a …

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Can a clothing requirement be grounds for a discrimination case?

Swimsuit Key to Age and Sex Discrimination Lawsuit Filed by Lawyer/Lifeguard

Can a discrimination case be based on required clothes? This is the main issue in a sex and age discrimination case pending in New York state court. The plaintiff, a 65-year-old bankruptcy attorney who moonlights as a lifeguard (or a lifeguard who moonlights as a bankruptcy attorney), claimed that to pass mandatory evaluations to work …

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Reporting Workplace Discrimination: Why It’s Important

Things are not going well for you at work. Almost every day, you face various forms of unprofessional and harassing conduct from your co-workers. Based on the comments you have heard and the differences in treatment between you and other employees, you think you might be the victim of discrimination based on your age, sex, …

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Can I Sue for Discrimination for Not Getting Promoted?

A failure to promote may be the basis of a lawsuit if the facts and law line up on your side. To have a valid discrimination claim against a present or past employer, you would need to show that there was an adverse employment action because of your protected characteristic. An adverse employment action can …

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