Avoid Age Discrimination Lawsuits: Lessons Learned From Claims
Why Read This
Age discrimination remains a common allegation in employment claims. United Educators (UE) reviewed more than 400 age discrimination claims that higher education and K-12 institutions received from 2016 through 2020. Understanding trends can help institutions identify ways to prevent age discrimination — or allegations of it — from happening on campus.
- Document employee performance regularly and record performance deficiencies and improvement opportunities.
- Treat employees consistently when changing benefits, office space, and terms of employment.
- Respond to discrimination allegations; don’t let discriminatory behavior persist.
- Use your policies and engage in levels of review to ensure employee dismissal decisions receive sufficient consideration.