March 12, 2013
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
1.00 MCLE hours
Age discrimination claims are on the rise as consequence of two clashing trends – an aging workforce, on the one hand, and employers forced by challenging economic conditions to reduce their work rolls and/or change corporate policies, which often adversely impact more senior workers, on the other hand. The EEOC has also issued regulations that seemingly curtail the “reasonable factor other than age” defense to adverse impact claims. Even when an age discrimination claim fails to advance on its own terms, age claims can live on in the form of retaliation claims. This program will provide you with an update of major case law and regulatory developments impacting age discrimination claims, including adverse impact claims involving layoffs and job reassignments, retirement and health benefit issues, the affirmative defense to adverse impact claims, and recent EEOC regulatory and enforcement activity.
Raymond Peeler, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Office of Legal Counsel, Washington, D.C.
Jeff Grube, Paul Hastings, LLP, San Francisco