Age Discrimination in Employment Law, Second Edition, With 2016 Supplement

This treatise is the practitioner’s complete resource for bringing and defending age discrimination claims. This book covers essential information such as who is protected under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, retaliation, hiring, and promotion, litigation strategies, reductions in force, and more.


Age Discrimination in Employment Law arms practitioners with winning strategies and detailed analysis. Written from an unbiased perspective by some of the major synthesizers of employment discrimination law today, Age Discrimination in Employment Law leads the dialogue in this volatile field. 

The Second Edition of this Treatise explores the breadth of ADEA law, breaking it down for easier understanding and application.  This new edition includes:

  • Description of the evolving role of the EEOC and EEOC litigation
  • The increasing role of arbitrations in resolving age discrimination disputes
  • Analysis of the latest decisions and regulations on the "reasonable factor other than age" defense
  • Explanation of how appellate courts continue to handle the "but for" causation standard, including how the standard differs from Title VII and ADA practice.   

Supplement Information

The 2016 Supplement updates the treatise with highlights such as: 

  • Discussion of the allocation of proof in disparate treatment discharge cases

  • Possible impact of the EEOC’s proposed guidance on retaliation

  • Case of first impression expanding adverse impact/disparate impact claims to protect job applicants

  • Analysis of contexts in which “stray remarks” may be evaluated as evidence giving rise to an inference of discrimination

  • Evaluation of whether a plaintiff’s “belief” that employer was targeting older employees without supporting evidence can create a material issue of fact preventing summary judgment



Bloomberg BNA authors and editors are practicing professionals with insider perspectives and real-life experience. Learn more about this book’s authors and editors.
Barbara T. Lindemann is formerly Of Counsel at Seyfarth Shaw, Los Angeles CA, and is co-author of Bloomberg BNA’s Employment Discrimination Law and Workplace Harassment Law.

David D. Kadue is a partner at Seyfarth Shaw, Los Angeles CA, and is co-author of Workplace Harassment Law and author of Preventing Sexual Harassment and Other Workplace Harassment: A Fact Sheet for Employees.

Eric E. Kinder is a member at Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, Charleston WV.

Eric W. Iskra is a member and Chair of the Labor and Employment Practice Group at Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC, Charleston WV.