The economy is still funky. Unemployment continues to rise. And, with Boomers entering their retirement years, some of those older laid-off employees are crying foul. In fact, the EEOC last year reported a shocking 29% rise in age discrimination claims. The good news: A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision made it more difficult for employees to win such cases, as the following case shows …
Case in Point: A large telecom company hired 54-year-old Guy Martino as a business solutions consultant. He worked there for 17 months and helped close a huge deal, earning “quite the commission” that generated nearly 85% of his sales revenue during his employment.
Beyond that sale, however, Martino failed to meet his quota for seven months before the deal was closed, and for two months afterwards. The one big transaction appeared to “the sole bright spot in an otherwise unremarkable tenure,” the court said.
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