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Docket: Employment Discrimination


Case Name: Noreen v. PharMerica Corp.

Court: U.S. Ct. App. 8th Cir. Docket: 15-2917

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Case Issue: May a judge grant summary judgment to the employer in an age discrimination case where the employer insists that the plaintiff was fired during a reduction in force, but gives contradictory explanations about why the individual was chosen to be laid off?

Case Name: Phillips v. NYPD

Court: U.S. Dist. Ct. SDNY Docket: 11-6685

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Case Result: Settlement allows police officers to return to work using their hearing aids and other officers will be permitted to take auditory examination using hearing aids.

Case Name: Rabin v. PricewaterhouseCoopers

Court: U.S. Dist. Ct. ND Cal. Docket: 16-02276

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Case Issue: Do PwC's hiring and related employment practices have the purpose and effect of disadvantaging and deterring older applicants for entry- and mid-level jobs, in violation of federal and California age bias laws?

Case Name: Romero v. Allstate Ins. Corp. (2005)

Court: U.S. Dist. Ct. Pa.

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Case Issue: Did employer unlawfully retaliate against the plaintiffs (former agents) by filing counterclaims against them alleging (falsely) that the plaintiffs violated the terms of the release they were required to sign when they were terminated?

Case Name: Romero v. Allstate Ins. Co. (2001)

Court: U.S. Dist. Ct. Pa.

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Case Issue: Did employer violate ERISA and/or the ADEA when it involuntarily terminated employee-agents, 90% of whom were older workers, in order to convert those willing to sign a release to independent contractor status?

Case Name: Scamman v. Shaw's Supermarkets

Court: Maine Supreme Judicial Court

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Case Issue: Is a claim for disparate impact age discrimination under the Maine Human Rights Act evaluated under the "reasonable factor other than age" standard, the "business necessity" standard, or some other standard?

Case Name: Squyres v. The Heico Companies

Court: U.S. Ct. App. 5th Cir.   Docket: 13-11358

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Case Result: The court affirmed summary judgment concluding that employer's explanation for the plaintiff's termination was credible and that age-related comments by plaintiff's co-workers did not demonstrate age-based animus against him.

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Find cases in which AFL has advocated in courts nationwide for the rights of older persons, and filed AARP’s amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) briefs that help courts decide precedent-setting cases. The cases within the drop-down categories below are in alphabetical order for ease of searching.

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Our legal advocacy initiatives  - conducted by AARP Foundation Litigation (AFL) - reflect more than 15 years of work in federal and state courts across the country. Through our efforts, we support the Foundation’s four impact areas: Tackling Senior Hunger, Paving the Way to Stable Income, assuring the adequacy and availability of Safe and Afffordable Housing and Reconnecting People to Families and Communities, and ensure that those 50 and older have a voice in the laws and policies that affect their daily lives.