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Docket: Employment Discrimination


Case Name: Mach Mining v. EEOC

Court: U.S. Supreme Court    Docket: 13-1019

Decided: 4/29/2015

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Case Result: Courts may conduct only a narrow review before suing an employer in a Title VII case and failure to conciliate does not requrie dismissal.

Case Name: Squyres v. The Heico Companies

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

Decided: 4/2/2015

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.

Case Name: Phillips v. NYPD

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

Decided: 3/9/2015

Read AARP's Amicus Brief (PDF)

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: Jacob v. Duane Reade

Court: U.S. Ct. App. 2d Cir.     Docket: 13-3873-cv

Decided: 2/10/2015

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Case Result: District court properly certified class action on behalf of assistant store managers in overtime pay case under N.Y. wage and hour law.

Case Name: Hilde v. City of Eveleth

Court: U.S. Ct. App. 8th Cir.    Docket: S14-1016

Decided: 2/5/2015

Read Summary and AARP's Amicus Brief (PDF)

Case Result: It is improper to consider a candidate's eligibility for retirement when making a hiring decision because assuming an individual is uncommitted to a position when their age makes them retirement-eligible is prohibited age-stereotyping.

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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 nearly 20 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.