29 minutes | Jul 17, 2020

Tom Spiggle and Natalie McLaughlin on Age Discrimination During the Pandemic

SHRM’s All Things Work podcast continues to provide coverage of how the world of work is responding to the pandemic. In addition to being more susceptible to contracting COVID-19, older workers face a number of challenges that contribute to their likelihood of being laid off from their jobs. In this episode, we discuss the experiences of older workers and how the pandemic and accompanying economic downturn is producing murky circumstances where older workers are more likely to suspect and raise claims of age discrimination following layoffs. Tom Spiggle and Natalie McLaughlin are attorneys who specialize in representing employees and employers respectively. Hear Tom and Natalie talk through a number of employment scenarios with host Tony Lee about what does and doesn’t constitute age discrimination in the age of COVID.

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