Two things that don’t usually go together – Age discrimination meets technology misuse
Abstract: Age discrimination and the misuse of technology are no strangers to the employment law arena. But one recent case brought the two together. An older worker was fired — and replaced by a younger worker — for allegedly accessing prohibited Web sites, even though the company’s log book of the infractions didn’t always correspond with the employee’s presence at work. But the appeals court found that his actual innocence of his employer’s proffered accusation was irrelevant as long as the employer reasonably believed it and acted on it in good faith.