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Fri, Feb 6, 2009 -- 9:00 AM

Hard Times for Older Workers


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More than 100 former employees of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory say they were targeted because of their age during recent layoffs. And recent media reports say discrimination claims are rising as more people lose their jobs. But layoffs pose challenges for older workers even when they're not victims of discrimination. We talk with experts about older workers in the modern job market.

Host: Dave Iverson

Guests:

  • Brad Yamauchi, partner at Minami Tamaki LLP specializing in civil litigation
  • Linda Seaver, spokesperson for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Marcie Pitt-Catsouphe, director of the Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College
  • Marian Barraza, former worker at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, currently unemployed
  • Tom McInerney, partner at Ogletree Deakins, a national labor and employment specialty law firm

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