Michael Callahan, of counsel with Katten’s Health Care team, will co-present “Physician Late Career Policies Under EEOC Attack” webinar on Tuesday, May 12 at noon Central. The presentation will explore Late Career Policies, where physicians who have reached a particular age at the time of reappointment, usually 65 or 70, are required to obtain a physical, fitness for duty, or some similar assessment designed to identify any cognitive, physical or neuropsychological deficits. The presenters will dive into the recent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) lawsuit in federal court asserting that the Late Career Policy adopted by Yale New Haven Hospital violated the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and what the court’s ruling could mean for other institutions with similar policies.
- identifying legal and policy developments which support the adoption of Physician Late Career Policies;
- recognizing the types of legal arguments utilized when developing policies which impact independent and employed physicians and factoring them into policy development; and
- designing and implementing a balanced and enforceable Late Career Policy.