Age Harassment

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    As with other protected worker classifications, age can form the basis of a harassment claim. The Supreme Court has not yet ruled whether an employee can sue for age harassment under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). However, federal appellate and trial courts have found that a claim for age harassment does exist. What that means...

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    A history of progressive performance warnings can be a powerful tool for an employer in a discrimination lawsuit. That is the lesson derived from a recent case decided by the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. Background Alltel Communications hired Cheryl Austin in February 2005. As early as July 2005, she was...
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