Alert
Close

AARP holds senators accountable for key bipartisan Medicare vote. Learn more

Highlights

Open
Military and Veterans Discount

Contests and
Sweeps

You Could Choose Your Dream Vacation!

Hawaii, the Grand Canyon or an Alaskan Cruise! No purchase necessary. Ends May 31. See official rules.

 

Free AARP E-Books

Protecting Yourself Online for Dummies

Here's the mini guide you need to steer through the hazards with confidence.

Learn More

You Could Choose Your Dream Vacation

FREE FUN!

AARP Games - Play Now!

             

AARP Staying Sharp: Keep Your Brain Healthy

News & Politics Forums

Share your opinions on news and current events that matter most to you.

Join the discussion »

AARP Auto Buying Program

MOST POPULAR

Viewed

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

The Fired Airline Agent

Was she considered too old—or simply too rude?

The Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit explained that under the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act, an employer cannot fire someone because of age. To get her job back, Riggs had to prove that at least part of the motivation for her firing was because of her age.

The court accepted that Dolieslager made statements and took actions related to Riggs’ age. But the court said that Riggs failed to show that Dolieslager’s actions, like helping Riggs pick up luggage, were in any way tied to Riggs’ firing. Without direct evidence of discrimination, the court refused to infer that AirTran was treating Riggs differently because of her age.

Doris Riggs did not get her job back.

Tell Us WhatYou Think

Please leave your comment below.

Advertisement

Discounts & Benefits

From companies that meet the high standards of service and quality set by AARP.

member benefit aarp financial service auto insurance

AARP® Auto Insurance Program from The Hartford offers members no-cost quotes.

membership benefit financial college aarp

Advice on saving for education from AARP® College Savings Solutions from TIAA-CREF.

AARP Credit card from Chase

Members can earn 3% cash back on purchases with the AARP® Credit Card from Chase.

Member Benefits

Join or renew today! Members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change.

Advertisement