I imagine this is an antitrust case, not age discrimination -- individual employers might be able to set minimum age standards, but competiting employers can't jointly agree not to compete in hiring certain employees.
That's the problem. They are not competing employers they are all one entity. There is a certain amount of revenue sharing that goes on which ties them to one another more than it divides them.
From an employment perspective NFL teams are not competing employers. They are franchises, just like different McDonalds stores, they are functionally ONE employer with numerous sites but a common set of rules.
posted on 09/23/2003 11:32:14 AM PDT
(just a tuna sandwich from another catering service)
Are they individual employers if they only have a franchise. If they aren't then it seems to me that they are obligated to follow the NFL rules.
posted on 09/23/2003 12:39:30 PM PDT
(If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. - Will Rogers)
I don't see the teams of the NFL as competing employers. They are more like competing supervisors. The employer is the NFL.
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