Age Discrimination

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Nature of Case

Results

Jurisdiction

Age Discrimination;
Constructive
Discharge;
Demotion

Obtained a settlement for a 67 year old Trademark Paralegal of a Fortune 500 apparel company who was demoted with a reduction in pay and forced to resign because of her age.

United States
Equal
Employment
Opportunity
Commission

Age Discrimination
in Employment;
Forced Resignation

Procured a settlement for a 58 year old executive told he would be fired if he did not retire.

United States
Equal
Employment
Opportunity
Commission

Race
Discrimination;
Age Discrimination

Obtained a settlement for a 61 year old, African-American Fraud Investigator of a bank who was discharged by her younger, Caucasian supervisor for allegedly poor performance after the client received numerous awards during her more than 30 years of service.

United States
Equal
Employment
Opportunity
Commission

Reverse Race
Discrimination and
Age Discrimination;
Non-renewal of
Contract

Obtained a six figure settlement for a then 55 year old Caucasian public school principal whose contract was non-renewed by her African-American superintendent who previously stated publicly that she wanted more "African-Americans" and more "young people" in leadership roles.

United States
District Court
For the
District of
Delaware

Age Discrimination;
Sex Discrimination;
Unpaid Administrative Leave;
Performance Improvement Plan

Obtained a settlement for an award-winning, 50 year old, female Director of a healthcare system arising from her younger, male supervisor’s placement of her on a 5 month performance improvement plan ("PIP"), placement of her on unpaid administrative leave, and discharge of her less than 4 months after issuing her the 5 month PIP.

United States
District Court
For the
District of
Delaware

Retaliation;
Age Discrimination;
Termination of
Employment

Negotiated a settlement and health benefits for one year for a 55 year old marketing director of a Fortune 500 company who was fired less than 6 weeks after he filed a charge of age discrimination against its president who is 15 years younger than him.

United States
Equal
Employment
Opportunity
Commission

Denial of
Promotion;
Retaliation;
Involuntary
Transfer;
Sex and Age
Discrimination in
Employment

Won an EEOC determination of cause for discrimination and eventually procured a five figure settlement for a 48 year old female executive denied a promotion and involuntarily transferred to another department after she complained of sex and age discrimination by her younger male manager.

United States
Equal
Employment
Opportunity
Commission

Delaware
Whistle Blowers’
Protection Act and
Sex and Age
Discrimination

Procured a settlement for a 47 year old female Store Manager of a national pharmacy chain who was fired less than four months after she internally reported a younger male vice president after he unsuccessfully tried to flirt with her, made ageist comments about her age, and physically grabbed her.

United States
District Court
For the
District of
Delaware

Age Discrimination;
Termination of
Employment

Procured a six figure settlement for a 60 year old railroad engineer fired by his 28 year old general manager after refusing to commute nearly 3 hours to a job.

United States
District Court
For the
Eastern
District of
Pennsylvani-
a

Delaware
Worker’s
Compensation
Improvement Act;
Perceived
Disability and Age
Discrimination

Procured a settlement for an EMT/Firefighter who was forced to undergo a fitness for duty test, suspended just nine months after filing a workers’ compensation claim for a knee injury, and encouraged to resign by the president of the fire company who said, "Let’s face it. You are 45."e;

United States
Equal
Employment
Opportunity
Commission