Carlin & Buchsbaum, LLP
Fighting For Employee Rights Since 1970 : Long Beach, CA
Free Consultations | Hablamos Español 562-606-0382

Higher education employees forced to retire early

Many 'baby boomers' across the country and here in California are looking forward to their retirement, planning ahead but happy to continue working. Recently, the New York Times highlighted a common fear among this age group -- losing their jobs as they are approaching the retirement age. Though we often hear about wrongful termination, cases like this one seem to becoming more common.

The former director of career services at Rutgers University held that position for 22 years with positive annual reviews from 1990 to 2011. He was 63 when he was removed from his position and shortly afterwards was fired. He then filed an age discrimination lawsuit against the university along with three other administrators who had been let go around the same time. Last year there were 22,857 people who filed complaints with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claiming age discrimination. For comparison in 2006 there were 16,548, showing a dramatic increase in just six years.

One woman involved in this lawsuit claimed that the employee who was given oversight of their office would often ask when these employees were going to retire. They allege that this man wanted to bring in his own, younger, team, and in order to do so, terminated them.

The job market is already tenuous, and for older job applicants, it can be even more challenging. Often, they are unable to find employment which will allow them to continue the same standard of living they had in the past. Any concerns about wrongful termination or discrimination ought to be taken seriously, and speaking to an attorney can help to present options for compensation.

The New York Times, "Pushed Out of A Job Early" Michael Winerip, Dec. 06, 2013

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • Super Lawyers
  • Gary R. Carlin | AV | Click to play | AV Preeminent | Matindale-Hubbell Lawyer Ratings
  • AV | LexisNexis | Martindale-Hubbell | PeerReviewRated | For Ethical Standard And Legal Ability
  • Legal Leaders | Presents Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyers | 2015
Email Us For A Response

301 East Ocean Boulevard, Suite 1550
Long Beach, CA 90802

Toll Free: 866-915-3589
Phone: 562-606-0382
Phone: 562-432-8933
Fax: 562-435-1656
Map & Directions

Review Us

Contact Us For A Free Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy