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Patricia Barnes
Author of several books on workplace discrimination, bullying and abuse; Moderator of employment law blog, When the Abuser Goes to Work, at http://abusergoestowork.com.
Author of several books on workplace discrimination, bullying and abuse; Moderator of employment law blog, When the Abuser Goes to Work, at http://abusergoestowork.com.
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In 2016, the EEOC filed 34% fewer lawsuits than it filed in 2015, and there were drastic declines in some areas, notably an 85.7% decline in age discrimination lawsuits. This is not good news for victims of discrimination in employment. Without the…

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The EEOC  seems to have abandoned any pretense of enforcing the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967. Despite receiving 20,857 complaints of age discrimination in employment 2016 (a 3.5% increase over 2015) the EEOC filed only two lawsuits with…

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So PricewaterhouseCoopers, the second largest professional services firm in the world, is being sued for refusing to hire older applicants to work as accountants. But instead of waging a defense to that charge, PwC is arguing the Age Discrimination in…

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House Speaker Paul Ryan’s proposal to essentially privatize Medicare to cut costs is causing fear among older Americans who rely upon Medicare for health coverage. Who is fighting to  protect the interests of older Americans? Today, the AARP’s web site…

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I have updated my book, Overcoming Age Discrimination in Employment,  to include an important appeals court decision involving age discrimination in hiring. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, based in Atlanta,  ruled last year that older job…

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Hypocrisy in the non-profit sector is particularly nauseating (for obvious reasons) but the United Nations may take the cake with its rule on mandatory retirement. The U.N. General Assembly in 2015  adopted a resolution that will take effect on January 1,…

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Hypocrisy in the non-profit sector is particularly nauseating (for obvious reasons) but the United Nations may take the cake with its rule on mandatory retirement. The U.N. General Assembly in 2015  adopted a resolution that will take effect on January 1,…

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A recent tweet from NPR’s reporter on aging, Ina Jaffe: “Age discrimination is real.” Isn’t it great that NPR has finally discovered that age discrimination is real? I’m an attorney and former judge who wrote a book about age discrimination in 2014…

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A federal appeals court forecloses any effective way to combat longstanding, epidemic and unaddressed age discrimination in hirng in the United States.

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A federal appeals court has ruled that job applicants cannot sue an employer for promulgating policies and practices that discriminate in hiring on the basis of age. The ruling is a major setback for victims of age discrimination in hiring, which for…
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