Already, Abovethelaw.com cites the filing of it in today's morning headlines.
He had headed alumni relations there since 2015. Here is the school's announcement of that hiring.
Berhgholz contends in the lawsuit that the termination was the result of a pattern in the law school of discriminating against older male employees.
This particular lawsuit brings back memories of the high-profile medical admissions one - "University of California v. Bakke." Allan Bakke, a white male, had applied to medical schools when he was 35 years old. He claimed he was rejected because of his age. The litigation, which went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, became known primarily because of affirmative action quotas.
If Bergholz understands how to position and package his issues in the court of public opinion, he could not only gain emotional satisfaction. The law school might offer a financial remedy to him on a confidential basis. Also, this could be a victory for all aging professionals.
Anyone, male or female, who has allegedly lost a job because of age bias could be following this lawsuit. Ageism, unlike women's and gay rights, has tended to be ignored. The corridors of outplacement are jammed with older employees.
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