Chicago associate Jessica Jackler was recently quoted in the Ignites article, “Older Job Seekers Stung by Recent Appeals Court Decision.“
The article addresses a recent appellate court ruling on age discrimination. The appellate court ruled that older job applicants who believe that the processes companies follow effectively result in systemic age discrimination are not protected under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
Jessica noted that individuals and companies with operations in Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin are bound by this decision and will benefit them in defending future age claims by job applicants. However, it is important to note that this decision is limited to disparate impact claims and not disparate treatment claims (general age discrimination claims), which was not part of the Court’s analysis. Jessica also stated “…good companies take it upon themselves to regularly review their hiring policies with an eye toward uncovering potential biases.”
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