Companies Are Using Facebook to Exclude Older Workers From Job Ads

The ability of advertisers to deliver their message to the precise audience most likely to respond is the cornerstone of Facebook’s business model. But using the system to expose job opportunities only to certain age groups has raised concerns about fairness to older workers.

Beth Bertelson quoted in City Pages article on workplace discrimination

Shannon Miller: Discrimination victim? Or an overpaid college coach? City Pages, Thursday, March 15, 2018 by David Clarey  On December 9, 2014, University of Minnesota Duluth’s women’s hockey head coach Shannon Miller was informed her contract would not be renewed.  That year the school was facing a $6 million budget deficit, and in public statements […]

Age Discrimination Collective Action Lawsuit

Moldenhauer, for an on behalf of herself and other persons similarly situated, v. Honeywell International, Inc., Court File No., 18-cv-00126 (U.S. District of Minnesota). On January 18, 2018, we filed a Complaint  against Honeywell International, Inc. (Honeywell) in U.S. District Court of Minnesota alleging a violation of age discrimination laws. The named plaintiff, a Supplier […]

Noncompete contracts can make it tough to change jobs

Star Tribune article published Sunday, February 18, 2018, highlights issues with noncompete agreements in employment: Although sometimes called different things, a noncompete agreement is essentially a contract under which an employee agrees not to compete with the old employer for period of time and maybe in a geographic area after leaving the job. Practices vary around the […]

Beth awarded Karla Wahl Dedicated Advocacy Award

Congratulations to our founder, Beth Bertelson, who was awarded this year’s Karla Wahl Dedicated Advocacy Award from the Minnesota chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association.     Huge congrats to Beth Bertelson @bertelsonlaw, the @minnesotanela 2016 Karla Wahl honoree! — Minnesota NELA (@MinnesotaNela) May 24, 2016