Age & Opportunity

Age Bias Claims: Up Despite Being Harder to Prove

Posted on 12/11/2013 by |Legal Grounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayOnly a few months ago, the New York Times was reporting that few lawyers will take age discrimination cases, in part because of a new, tougher standard that the U.S. Supreme Court imposed a few years back. But that doesn’t mean older workers have stopped filing claims with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  Last year, in fact, nearly 23,000 people filed age discrimination claims with the EEOC, an increase of more than 6,000 claims over 2006. Sure, with the aging …

Ireland: The Best Place in the World in which to Grow Older?

Posted on 09/7/2011 by |Giving & Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringThis is a guest blog post from Reed Sandridge.  Sandridge lost his job in 2009 and did the unthinkable – he started giving away $10 a day to complete strangers!  He captured the story of every recipient at www.yearofgiving.org.  A frequent writer and speaker on volunteering and micro-philanthropy, Sandridge lives in our nation’s capital. In my last article I shared a little bit of my recent trip to Ireland.  It was my kind of trip.  I was able to combine …