6 Ways Employers May Inadvertently Engage in Age Discrimination

Employers generally can’t use an applicant’s age as a hiring criterion without violating California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (see Govt C §12940(a)) and the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (29 USC §§621–634). Most employers know this and make sure not to ask about the applicant’s age. But they often ask other questions or include language in a job posting that run afoul of the law. Continue reading

Pricey Older Workers Are Getting the Boot

As the Houston Chronicle puts it, “[t]he worsening economy seems to be good for something — the job-discrimination lawsuit business.” One particular growth industry seems to be bringing and defending age discrimination suits.  Continue reading