Media Mentions

Gerald Maatman Quoted in NPR's Morning Edition
"Age Discrimination Suits Jump, But Wins Are Elusive"

02/16/2012

Seyfarth Shaw Labor & Employment partner Gerald Maatman was interviewed on National Public Radio's (NPR) Morning Edition on February 16. The program discussed Supreme Court Case Gross v. FBL Financial Services Inc., in which the ruling stated that a plaintiff must prove, with a preponderance of evidence, that age was the reason for discrimination, increasing the burden of proof for plaintiffs.

While Jerry points out that the monetary damages involved in these suits are typically higher than in other claims, he admits, "Those claims are very, very difficult to prove, in that the smoking gun evidence that needs to exist to prove a successful claim is very difficult to find in those circumstances."

Click here to listen to the program: http://www.npr.org/2012/02/16/146925208/age-discrimination-suits-jump-but-wins-are-elusive