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Lewis Silkin LLP | United Kingdom | 7 Jun 2023

With an ageing national workforce, how can employers meet the challenge of ill health among older workers?

A growing number of older people at work could mean more employees experiencing health issues and increased focus on health-related benefits as part of the reward package. It seems likely that employers will need to become increasingly adept at managing health-related issues within their steadily ageing workforce. Against that background, this article discusses areas for reducing the scope......
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Ernst & Young | Global | 29 Oct 2019

Why companies must be increasingly focused on ageism

People are living longer and delaying their retirement if they can. Here’s what to consider as the dynamics of the workplace shift.
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Proskauer Rose LLP | USA | 3 Apr 2019

U.S. Court Holds No Foreign Law Exception to the ADEA and Title VII in GM Bias Case

On January 30, 2018, Shawn Wang (“Plaintiff”), filed suit against GM (China) Investment Co., Ltd. (“GMCIC”) and General Motors (collectively…
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Lander & Rogers | Australia | 3 Apr 2019

How to nurture an ageing workforce

Ageism is one of the most reported types of discriminatory behaviour. According to the Australian Human Rights Commission, more than one-quarter of Australians aged over 50 have experienced age discrimination in the past few years. This issue will affect everyone and has long flown under the radar. So, what can workplaces do to best manage an ageing workforce and tackle ageism?
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Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP | USA | 29 Mar 2019

Do arbitration agreements have to comply with the OWBPA?

I can't imagine why they would. In 2014, I blogged that IBM Corporation had made a conscious decision in its separation agreements to quit including…
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Vinson & Elkins LLP | USA | 28 Mar 2019

The Big Uneasy (Part 3): When is a Release not a Release?

Much to the surprise of many business managers, a terminated employee who has been paid a severance may still sue for age discrimination after…
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Arthur Cox LLP | United Kingdom | 11 Mar 2019

The age old question - When is there age discrimination?

Employers and courts alike continue to be vexed by issues relating to age as a ground of discrimination. This is not surprising given culturally…
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FisherBroyles LLP | USA | 6 Mar 2019

Waddya Think? Is The Word “Elderly” Offensive and Ageist?

Yes, says a University of Chicago neurologist, who notes that the word “elderly” as used by doctors is “nearly meaningless in an era when over-65s…
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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 5 Mar 2019

Employer’s good faith offer to reinstate employee as part of settlement negotiations in exchange for dismissing a lawsuit is not considered retaliation

In a recent case, Bresler v. Rock, 2018-Ohio-5138, an employee incongruously argued that an employer’s offer to reinstate his employment in exchange…
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Baines Wilson Solicitors | United Kingdom | 1 Mar 2019

Too old to type?

Eileen Jolly has become the oldest person to win an age discrimination case. She successfully sued her former employer for unfair dismissal on the…
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