Age Discrimination During the Pandemic

On behalf of Fox & Fox, S.C.

Fox & Fox has a record of successfully litigating landmark cases on employment law violations including age discrimination cases.    Ask yourself this fundamental question:  “Would my employer or my potential employer  have made the same decision regarding my employment if I was under 40 years old?” If the answer is probably not and you would like to challenge the employers decision then it’s time for you to make a call.  In many states the time limit to challenge an unlawful employment decision is relatively short.

The COVID-19 pandemic has mounted pressures on employers and employees. As companies aim to cut costs during the most severe economic downturn since the Great Recession of 2007-2009, cases of age discrimination against older workers are expected to rise.

A recent working paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research reveals that in past United States recessions, older employees are often let go first and hired last.

Our current recession is unfortunately predicted to take an even heavier toll on the rise in age discrimination cases, due to the fact that: 1) job losses have been seen in larger numbers, with upwards of 45 million Americans having filed for unemployment since the beginning of the pandemic and, 2) widespread concerns about older employees’ vulnerability to COVID-19.