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Docket: Employment Discrimination


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: 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: Squyres v. The Heico Companies

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

Read Summary and AARP's Amicus Brief (PDF)

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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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 priority areas: Hunger, Income, Housing and Isolation, and ensure that those 50 and older have a voice in the laws and policies that affect their daily lives.