Former Ohio AG Is Accused of Fostering a Hostile Environment (Again)

As layoffs increase, so do claims of age discrimination. Age-based harassment, though, is less common.  A 49-year-old aide to former Ohio AG Marc Dann claims that Dann’s managers used profanity and called him a “dinosaur,” resulting in what he claims was harassment and age-discrimination.  This claim comes in the middle of an already scandalous period for the former AG, who has been accused of fostering an unlawfully hostile work environment. Continue reading

Delaware District Court Awards Summary Judgment to Employer in Age Discrimination Case Brought by EEOC

The U.S. District Court in Wilmington, Delaware awarded summary judgment to BE&K Engingeering Company, finding that the EEOC had failed to show that a 54-year-old engineer, who was laid off during a reduction in force, was replaced by someone significantly younger. Continue reading

Blogs In the Workplace

It’s 2008, do you know where your employees blog? Employers who fail to stay current with the popularity of blogging or who do not have a solid blogging policy in their Employee Handbook put themselves at a great disadvantage. Read on for some key points on the “whys” and the “hows” of a valid and comprehensive blogging policy. Continue reading