Tag Archives: age discrimination


Posted 1 year ago in Consumer Law Video Your Job & The Law by Betsy Kim  
Newsbreak: Anti-Aging Creams Called a Rip-Off [Video]

  Betsy Kim, editorial director of Lawyers.com, provides today’s video Newsbreak for baby boomers. Maybe wisdom does come with age. If the fountain of youth in a jar sounds too good to be true, you’re not alone in your skepticism.  A class action lawsuit in New York accuses Estee Lauder of falsely advertising that its Advanced Night Repair Cream can make you look younger. According to the complaint, the makeup giant makes up claims that its products promote DNA repair …

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Posted 1 year ago in Labor and Employment by Aaron Kase  
Supreme Court Adds Obstacles to Employee Retaliation Claims

Workers who bring retaliation claims against their employers must show that they would not have faced any adverse employment action if not for bringing a protected civil rights complaint, the Supreme Court ruled Monday. The employee must show that their complaint was the reason for their demotion or termination, not just one reason among others, the court decided in University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar. “Title VII retaliation claims must be proved according to traditional principles of but-for …

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Posted 1 year ago in Labor and Employment Your Job & The Law by Josh Crank  
Resort Company Sued for Firing Older Workers

A hotel and resort company has been sued for discrimination by four former employees who allege they were fired because a recently installed executive felt they were too old. Phyllis Berman, 64, Virginia Hameister, 66, Jim Helget, 66 and Sandra Woodford, 72, were terminated earlier this year from Kahler Properties, which operates a group of hotels in Rochester, Minn. Kahler Properties is owned by Virginia-based Interstate Hotels and Resorts Inc., the named defendant in the suit. Interstate’s acquisition of the …

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Posted 1 year ago in Jury Awards Labor and Employment by Sylvia Hsieh  
Lawrence Livermore Lab to Pay $2.7M to Laid-Off Workers

Five laid-off workers from the Lawrence Livermore nuclear lab in Livermore, Calif., won a $2.7 million jury award for wrongful termination. The verdict is just the beginning; 125 more laid-off workers are also suing for wrongful firing. The lab, which is operated as a public-private partnership of the University of California and Bechtel Corp. and largely funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, laid off 440 workers in 2008. According to Gary Gwilliam, an attorney for the 130 workers who …

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Posted 2 years ago in Labor and Employment by Michele Bowman  
64-year-old City Engineer Alleges Age Discrimination

An engineer hired by the city of Cohasset outside Boston is stirring up an already-shaken political beehive with an age discrimination suit. Mark Brennan, 64 years old, lost his job to a much younger man and is fighting to return to work by filing a complaint with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. When a new town manager cleaned house after being hired in 2011, he rescinded the contract Brennan had signed with the former town manager. Brennan claims he was …

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