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Meeting of July 15, 2009 – Age Discrimination in the 21st Century-Barriers to the Employment of Older Workers

Cathy Ventrell-Monsees
Workplace Fairness

Cathy Ventrell-Monsees has been practicing in employment discrimination law since 1983. She is the co-author of AGE DISCRIMINATION LITIGATION (James Publishing 2008). She is currently President of Workplace Fairness, a nonprofit dedicated to educating workers about their employment rights ( She has litigated several ADEA class actions and has written more than 50 amicus briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court and federal circuit courts. Ms. Ventrell-Monsees has a part-time law practice and also teaches employment discrimination law at the Washington College of Law at American University. From 1985 to 1998, she directed the age discrimination litigation project at AARP. Since 1996, she has been a member of the Board of Directors of the National Employment Lawyers Association, where she served as its Vice-President of Public Policy and as Chair of the Age Discrimination Committee.