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Human Resource Association

Ageism in the Workplace

  • June 02, 2021
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual meeting - Link will be emailed the day before the meeting
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Registration is closed


(Link to be emailed the day before the meeting)

Please note that all registration fees this month will be donated to SPCA of Texas!

Ageism in the Workplace

Ageism is among the most common forms of employment discrimination, but age is rarely included in diversity and inclusion initiatives.  Age discrimination can come with the costs of missing out on solid candidates and a diverse workplace, not to mention legal fees and time spent defending EEOC claims and lawsuits.  Julia will discuss dos and don’ts when it comes to hiring, firing, and other employment decisions, and what employers can do to stay in compliance with law to avoid age discrimination claims and litigation.  

Learning Objectives

Attendees will leave with an understanding of:

  • Laws, rules and regulations related to age discrimination in the workplace
  • Best practices to make sure your employer is in compliance with the above
  • Common mistakes that create legal exposure and how to avoid them


About the speaker:

Julia Gannaway

Julia is a partner in the law firm of Ross Gannaway, PLLC. Her practice is dedicated largely to employment law in the public sector, and the firm represents only employers. The firm’s office is located in Southlake, but their clients are all around the state.

She advises clients on matters relating to investigations and disciplinary actions in Chapter 143 settings and non-Chapter 143 cities; matters relating to the Fair Labor Standards Act and Texas law regarding pay issues. Her practice involves representing clients before Federal and State courts, administrative hearings for civil service and TCOLE, and in EEOC/DOL investigations. She also moonlights as the author of numerous Public Information Act requests for rulings.

Julia is a 1991 graduate of Texas A&M with a degree in economics and obtained her JD from the University of Houston in 1994. Julia worked as an Assistant City Attorney in Odessa and Bryan before coming to work at the firm. She is a member of the Texas Bar College and currently serves on the Fort Worth HR Board of Directors as Legal and Legislative Director.  


This program is valid for 1 PDC for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit”

Mid Cities HR Association is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

This program is pending 1 recertification credit through HRCI.

All online reservations are due by close of business on the Monday before the meeting.  Online registration will be closed at that time. 

Cancellations & Payments:
We regret that we must charge members and guests the cost of the event when cancellations are not received at least 48 hours prior to the event day. Also, all payments must be made before or by the time of attendance.  By submitting your registration, you agree to these conditions. We appreciate your understanding and support.

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