Appeals Court Affirms Age Bias Verdict Against Austin

Law360, Dallas (February 10, 2014, 2:33 PM EST) -- A Texas appeals court on Friday affirmed a jury verdict that found an Austin police department consolidation disparately impacted a group of more than 30 older workers by stripping them of their rank and years of service.

The court, rejecting five grounds of appeal raised by Austin, held that the group of workers older than 40 from the city’s previous Public Safety Emergency Management Department had shown enough evidence to support the jury’s finding of age discrimination, after their consolidation into the city police department assigned...
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