Age discrimination

October 14, 2019 - 2:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With the next presidential election a little over a year away, small business owners will likely start seeing employees spending more time discussing politics. For many owners, that can be a problem because chats about politics can run on, cutting into productivity. Other bosses...
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August 05, 2019 - 7:37 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The longtime composer of "The Simpsons" has sued over his dismissal from the long-running series, saying he was discriminated against because of his age and a perceived disability. The lawsuit filed by Alf Clausen in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday for age discrimination,...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 file photo, self-styled Dutch positivity guru Emile Ratelband answers questions during an interview in Utrecht, Netherlands. A Dutch court on Monday Dec. 3, 2018, has rejected the request of Emile Ratelband to shave 20 years off his age, in a case that drew worldwide attention. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
December 03, 2018 - 7:20 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch motivational speaker Emile Ratelband may feel like a 49-year-old but according to Dutch law he is still 69. A Dutch court on Monday rejected Ratelband's request to shave 20 years off his age in a case that drew worldwide attention. "Mr. Ratelband is at liberty to...
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William Charles Blocker, right, one of eight plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Saks Fifth Avenue department store, speaks during a press conference at his lawyer's office, Tuesday Nov. 20, 2018, in New York. The lawsuit charges that Saks, which is owned by Hudson's Bay Company, subjected the men to unlawful age and race discrimination, a hostile work environment and unlawful retaliation. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
November 20, 2018 - 4:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Eight former employees at the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship store filed a race and age discrimination lawsuit Tuesday against the high-end store and its corporate parent, alleging they were subjected to a hostile work environment and unfairly fired. The suit, filed in New York, said...
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November 06, 2018 - 10:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has decided unanimously that local governments with small workforces must comply with a federal law against age discrimination. The justices ruled Tuesday in favor of two Arizona firefighters who claimed they were laid off because of their age when the local fire...
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May 18, 2018 - 1:17 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former Deere & Co. factory manager cannot sue the company under the Iowa Civil Rights Act because he worked and lived in China when he was disciplined for having sexual relationships with two Chinese woman also employed by the company, the Iowa Supreme Court said...
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FILE - This Thursday, March 1, 2018, file photo shows a Dick's Sporting Goods sign at one of their stores. A 20-year-old man in southern Oregon has filed a lawsuit against Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart after he says they refused to sell him a rifle. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
March 06, 2018 - 7:45 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 20-year-old man from Oregon has filed lawsuits against Dick's Sporting Goods and Walmart, alleging the two retailers discriminated against him when they refused to sell him a rifle because of his age. Dick's and Walmart restricted gun sales to people 21 and older in the wake...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2016, photo, shoppers walk outside the L.L. Bean retail store in Freeport, Maine. L.L. Bean said in a statement late Thursday, March 1, 2018, that it will no longer sell guns or ammunition to anyone under the age of 21. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
March 01, 2018 - 11:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kroger and L.L. Bean said Thursday they will no longer sell guns to anyone under 21, becoming the third and fourth major retailers this week to put restrictions in place that are stronger than federal laws. The announcements follow those by Dick's Sporting Goods and Walmart,...
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December 25, 2017 - 10:58 am
CAIRO (AP) — The union of Egyptian flight attendants on Monday angrily responded to criticism by a lawmaker over the weight and age of some female attendants employed by the national carrier, saying her comments amounted to discrimination. In a statement, the union said lawmaker Galila Othman's...
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November 26, 2017 - 6:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich. (all times local): 6 p.m. Michigan congressman John Conyers is giving up his leadership position as top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee. His decision comes ahead of a congressional probe into allegations of sexual harassment made...
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