Category Archives: Age Discrimination

Age Discrimination is a Second-Class Claim

Today’s New York Times editorial page presents a brief history of the second-class status of age discrimination claims.  Although Congress is considering overturning the recent Gross case out of the Supreme Court, which erected a much higher proof standard for age discrimination claimants (see my earlier discussion of this case here, the problem with...
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Age Discrimination is up, so is the proof requirement

According to the Washington Post, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission held a meeting yesterday to address the phenomenon of skyrocketing age discrimination claims. Age claims in 2008 outstripped 2007 claims by 30%.  There is no reason to expect that 2009 will be much different.  The biggest difference will be the enhanced difficulty of proving the claims.  In...
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