Over-50 Age Bias Class Can't Be Appealed Yet, Judge Says

Law360, New York (July 23, 2012, 8:41 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge held Friday that an appeal of the conditional certification of a class of workers over 50 for age discrimination claims would be premature, even though the Third Circuit has never decided whether such a subgroup of statutorily-protected employees can allege a disparate impact.

U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer denied Pittsburgh Glass Works LLC's bid to certify the class certification ruling for interlocutory appeal, stating that the ruling was merely conditional at this stage. However, the judge said the company may renew...
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