According to this article in the Chicago Tribune, my former employer is being sued for discrimination (again). Last time, it was a claim of viewpoint discrimination; this time, it's age discrimination:
Dobkin, a veteran attorney, claims he was denied a position on the school's faculty because of his age.
"I just think that it is pretty obvious to me and my lawyers that persons over the age of 40 are not considered for entry-level positions. That is widely known in academic circles. Not only do we see this as illegal, but it is a disservice to students who are being taught by professors, with some exceptions, that have never practiced law in the fields they are teaching," Dobkin said in a telephone interview with the Iowa City Press-Citizen.