Congress Introduces Bill to Protect Older Workers from Discrimination
October 6, 2009 - Posted by Tyler Lewis
Congress introduced a bill today in both the Senate and the House of Representatives that will fix the Supreme Court's recent decision in Gross v. FBL Financial Services Inc., which seriously undermined employment protections for older workers.
"The Court's ruling is fundamentally unfair because it makes it nearly impossible for older workers to prove they've been the victim of age discrimination. It also opens the door to eroding the rights of all workers, regardless of their age – a price that American workers cannot afford," Wade Henderson, president and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, said.
The Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act will restore the rights of older workers facing age discrimination to what it has been for decades and will ensure a consistent standard for all employees facing employment discrimination or retaliation.
"Congress should move swiftly to restore fairness in the workplace and pass the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act," Henderson said.
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