The Lamberton Law Blog

Pittsburgh employment lawyer Charles A. Lamberton

Age stereotype precludes summary judgment
February 13, 2015
By: Charles Lamberton

The Eighth Circuit reversed the grant of summary judgment in Hilde v. City of Eveleth, February 5, 2105, finding that the employer’s assumption that a retirement-eligible applicant would retire if hired for a job was age discrimination on its face. To assume that Hilde was uncommited to a position because his age made him retirement-eligible is age-stereotyping […]

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Eighth Circuit blows summary judgment appeal
October 13, 2014
By: Charles Lamberton

Sometimes a court makes a decision so off-the-charts wrong, so at odds with the facts, and so heedless of the governing legal standard, one can only wonder what prejudice or stereotype motivated the court’s thinking.  The dismissal of Caryln Johnson’s age discrimination case by a majority of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals is one […]

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Older worker stereotypes deeply entrenched
November 7, 2012
By: Charles Lamberton

Common stereotypes about older workers include unwarranted assumptions that older workers are tired, grumpy, more costly, harder to train, less adaptable, less motivated, less flexible, more resistant to change, and less energetic than younger employees. These stereotypes stem from depictions of older persons in society generally. Employers also may be reluctant to invest in training and other developmental opportunities […]

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