Supreme Court Hears ADEA Retaliation Case

Law360, New York (February 19, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a case that turns on whether the federal sector provision of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibits retaliation against employees who complain of age discrimination.

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in Gomez-Perez v. Potter, a case which traces its roots to a 2003 age discrimination complaint lodged by a postal worker in Puerto Rico and subsequent retaliation claims.

“There was robust questioning of both sides,” said Joseph R. Guerrra, who represents Myrna Gomez-Perez. Gomez-Perez is...
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