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Supreme Court Broadens Scope of Age Discrimination Law

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On April 1, 1996, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision in O'Conner v. Consolidated Coin Caterers Corp. As explained briefly in this bulletin, the Court's decision broadens the scope of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) by permitting claims to be brought where both the employee adversely affected by a personnel decision and the employee who benefits from the decision are members of the protected class.
Public Personnel Law Bulletin (NoCar KFN 7835 .A519), Vol. Issue 8, Apr 1996, p1-2, f