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Is it age bias? Or just business?
In a decision I read last night, the plaintiff spent more than two decades working as a system technician for the defendant. According to the defendant, it made a business decision to terminate all employees holding the plaintiff’s position because of COVID-19 and the move away from copper-wired telephone lines.
All system technicians, including the plaintiff, were over the age of 60 years. Thus, the plaintiff deduced that age motivated the reduction in force. So, he filed suit under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967.
But hold on. Let’s hear