An Illinois attorney with 25 years of experience applied for an in-house job at a medical supply company and lost out to a younger lawyer half his age. A group of older workers argue they missed job opportunities because of a financial company’s college-recruiting tactics, and aerospace engineers in Kansas are fighting to get their jobs back.

Such cases of alleged age discrimination abound in federal courts, and a new front has opened up in recent years: claims that employers are biased against older job applicants, not just employees. Plaintiffs have faced challenges in these cases, and advocates for workers suffered a new setback last week when a federal appeals court said the primary law protecting against age discrimination should be construed narrowly. Job seekers such as Dale Kleber, the Illinois lawyer who sued his would-be employer, cannot bring claims.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]