Workplace Age Discrimination: Signs That It’s Happening

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”) prohibits covered employers from discriminating against employees over 40 years old in any of the terms and conditions of employment. Yet, in over twenty years of practicing in this field  I have noticed that age claims have surfaced more frequently than any other type of discrimination. Here are […]

What Is Unlawful Retaliation?

What is unlawful retaliation?   Retaliation claims must be specifically allowed under a particular law.  For example, the following laws prohibit retaliation against a person for exercising their legal rights:  The Age Discrimination in Employment Act Title VII of the Civil Rights Act The Family and Medical Leave Act     To prove a retaliation […]

10 Mistakes That Employers Should Avoid

Here are some common mistakes that many businesses make with respect to employee relations (in no particular order): 1.  Not Following Your Employee Handbook A good employee handbook sets the tone for a workplace.  It should provide information that employees need to know including company policies, benefits, and consequences for violations of the handbook provisions. Employee handbooks […]