Tag Archives: age discrimination

Age Discrimination Suit Because Job Posting Asked for “No More Than ‘X’ Years of Experience”

If your company’s job postings seek applicants with a cap on the years of experience then you may also be advertising for an age discrimination lawsuit. At least that is a take away from a Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals decision involving a suit under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). The case, Kleber … Continue Reading

Michigan Court of Appeals Rejects “Cat’s Paw” Theory in Employment Discrimination

Recently an employer, Pepsico Pepsi Beverages Company, won a summary disposition in an age discrimination claim filed under Michigan law. (Damghani v Pepsico, 9/10/2015) But the real significance of this case has to do with the court rejecting the application of a common employment discrimination theory often referred to as the “cat’s paw liability.” Background of … Continue Reading

Playbook for Addressing Age Discrimination under Michigan and Federal Law

The NFL’s Arizona Cardinals have been one of the surprising success stories this season. One of the reasons for the team’s success is the commitment it made to an older (ancient by NFL standards) coaching staff. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal (Kevin Clark), The Cardinals’ Secret: Elderly Coaches, highlights the Cardinal organization’s deliberate … Continue Reading
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