Age discrimination is a problem that is widely acknowledged to be spreading throughout workplaces
all over the country. Its effects can be felt by everyone from bankers
to doctors to lawyers to business executives and it also has reared its
ugly head in the realm of professional sports.
Former Los Angeles Clippers General Manager, Elgin Baylor, has sued the
NBA franchise, the league and the team owner, alleging that he was subject
to age discrimination and
race discrimination. Baylor, a hall of fame player, had been with the Clippers organization
for 22 years and alleges in his lawsuit that he was "grossly underpaid
during his tenure with the Clippers."
Age discrimination has the ability to impact all industries and individuals
and, as indicated by recent statistics put out by the EEOC, claims of
age discrimination are on the rise. It therefore falls to the lawyers
who represent the victims of this despicable form of discrimination to
act as "private attorney generals" and police the workplace
to eradicate age discrimination once and for all.