Seyferth Blumenthal & Harris LLC (SBH) member Michael L. Blumenthal recently spoke to a Kansas City Business Journal reporter for an article highlighting a proposed federal bill that would prevent employers from requiring employees to arbitrate claims of age discrimination.
According to statistics referred to by Blumenthal, age discrimination complaints have actually been declining in the past years, but the bill builds on recently passed federal laws restricting limiting employers’ use of arbitration in sexual harassment and misconduct legal claims.
Blumenthal added that age discrimination claims could become much more expensive and time-consuming for all parties involved if the bill becomes law.
“The longer it takes to litigate, the more expensive it is for both sides,” he said in the article, which can be read here. Please note a subscription may be required.
Blumenthal is a founding member of SBH with a practice devoted to representing management in workplace legal issues and representing businesses in high-stakes business litigation. He is known as an aggressive and passionate trial lawyer and is admitted to the bars of Kansas, Missouri, and Georgia and has defended lawsuits in more than 20 states.