A Primer on Age Discrimination in New Jersey (Update)
Created on January 20, 2017
Age discrimination can be one of the more potent kinds of discrimination claims, and is certainly a present concern in light of the large portion of the working population nearing retirement age. New Jersey's analog to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination ("NJLAD"). New Jersey state courts have so broadly construed this legislation so as to make it a unique "cutting edge" statute to which other progressive states often look for guidance.
This course is a primer for new attorneys, or for out-of-state attorneys considering bringing an NJLAD age discrimination claim – or having to defend one. It will address issues such as determining the best causes of action to file under (and in conjunction with) the NJLDA, proof structures and defenses, the use of experts, a review of selected jury awards in New Jersey, and issues to consider when preparing for trial.
The presenter of the course, Jonathan Meyers, litigates employment discrimination claims in New Jersey and has taught Employment Law at Kean University.
- Examine causes of action for age discrimination under the NJLAD and how to choose the best forum
- Understand how various NJLAD age-based causes of action are approached by Plaintiffs, Defendants, and the Court
- Consider common defenses
- Assess practical considerations in litigating this type of case
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