Age discrimination was the focus of a hearing before the EEOC on Wednesday, July 15. Age discrimination charges with EEOC increased 30% from 2007 to 2008. These numbers led Stuart Ishimaru, acting chairman of the EEOC, to wonder whether "the public generally realizes that age discrimination is illegal." Numerous witnesses noted that a number of decisions by the United States Supreme Court have sharply curtailed age discrimination protections and called for Congressional action.
Robert L. Abell, a lawyer in Lexington, Kentucky, represents individual in age discrimination and other discrimination cases.