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Age Discrimination

Seventh Circuit Deprives Older Job Seekers of One Way to Challenge Age Discrimination

Discrimination against older employees and job seekers is and remains pervasive. For example, a 2017 study by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco found that older applicants have call-back rates that are thirty to forty-seven percent lower than those of their younger counterparts. The study further found that the difference is most pronounced for […]

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Job Hunting in the Digital Age: Fighting Unseen Discrimination Against Older Workers

Posted January 14th, 2019 by in Age Discrimination.

How did you find your current job?  Was it through an advertisement in the newspaper or another print periodical? And how about if you’re an employer looking to recruit and hire new employees?  Chances are, the answer to all of the above is: the internet.  So, if the employment advertisements that employers/employees use and view […]

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Proving Age Discrimination Against Job Seekers

Posted April 2nd, 2018 by in Age Discrimination.

Job seekers are well acquainted with the black hole into which their resumes seem to fall.  They may submit dozens of applications to get one interview. And employers do not need a reason to toss a resume – they can lawfully do so for no reason at all.  It is, however, unlawful to reject an […]

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I Signed a Severance Agreement. Can I Still Sue For Age Discrimination?

Posted December 13th, 2017 by in Age Discrimination.

So, you signed a severance agreement. The agreement says that you waived claims under a lengthy list of laws that you’ve never really heard of. In exchange, your former company gave you a few weeks’ salary. But you think you were the victim of discrimination, and you want to sue the company. Does the severance […]

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Ageism and “The Clouds of Sils Maria”

Posted August 21st, 2015 by in Age Discrimination.

I saw a great film recently called “The Clouds of Sils Maria” that features a superb female cast. (Warning: Spoilers Ahead!) The film is rich and complicated, and features multiple parallels between the relationships of the characters, both real and fictional. One theme that really stood out to me was the film’s treatment of older […]

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