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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

"Old Mother******" Gets to Take His Age Harassment Case to a Jury, Court Says

It's still not decided everywhere in America, but in the 5th Circuit (Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas) you can now sue your employer for age-based harassment. That's right. Up until now, employers argued that you could be harassed at work due to your age and couldn't do anything about it. And in some states, employers are still trying to make this argument with a straight face. Just another wacky day in employment law.
Here's what the 5th Circuit did. . . .

Read more in The Huffington Post.

Thanks to Gina Misiroglu of Red Room for putting me in touch with the Huffington Post!

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