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Supreme Court Rules ADEA Does Not Prohibit "Reverse Age Discrimination"

In a decision arising from our own Sixth Circuit, the Supreme Court in General Dynamics Land Systems, Inc. v. Cline considered whether an employee within the protected class (i.e., over age 40) could sue for "reverse age discrimination" on account of the employer's policies which favored older employees (i.e., in this case, over age 50). The Court ruled that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) was enacted to protected older employees from discrimination by employers who act in preference toward younger employees, so claims by younger employees that older workers were treated preferentially are not recognizable under the ADEA.

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