Thomas A. Russ <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
| US courts have recently ruled that the US age discrimination laws only
| prohibit discrimination against older workers. They do nothing to
| protect younger workers.
And they do nothing to protect older workers if they coincidentally
happen to make more than younger workers. A recent (well, a year or
two ago) federal court decision ruled that a company *can* lay off
employees based on the salary they're making, as in, "O.k., people,
everybody in this division with a position lower than Director who
is making over $90K/year is outta here!" And if it just so happens
that the vast majority of the targeted group making over that trigger
amount are "older" workers? Well, tough. It's legal.
Rob Warnock <email@example.com>
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