November 6, 2018

Supreme Court rules against age discirimnation at state and local level

LA Times -  The Supreme Court in its first decision of the new term ruled Tuesday that the federal ban on age discrimination applies broadly to state and local governments, even to a small fire department that has only few employees.

The unanimous decision clears the way for two laid-off firefighters in Mount Lemmon, Ariz., to sue the fire department for age discrimination. They were the two oldest full-time firefighters, but the city’s lawyers argued the federal law did not cover them.

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