Tag: age discrimination

Robin Shea, partner with leading national labor and employment law firm (and ThinkHR strategic employment law partner) Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, breaks down Klaber v. CareFusion, an age discrimination case before the Seventh Circuit. An important victory for age plaintiffs. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled last week that an outside job applicant…

Question: Is it acceptable to terminate an older employee based on higher risks of having driving accidents? Answer: Basing a termination in whole or part on the fact that an employee is aging may be a violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) if the employee is 40 years of age or older….

Question: Are we required to provide severance pay to an employee who just turned 40 that we are terminating?  If so, can we make the payment contingent upon signing the severance agreement? Answer: There are no requirements that mandate an employer to provide severance pay to terminating employees.  If, however, you do provide additional compensation and extra…