Taiwan Embassy Age Bias Case Survives Bid To Toss

Law360, New York (February 16, 2010, 1:31 PM EST) -- Taiwan's de facto embassy in the U.S. has lost a bid to toss age discrimination claims by three of its clerical workers, with a federal court ruling that the alleged wrongdoing is not protected by foreign sovereign immunity law.

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office's handling of its workplaces is not a conduct “peculiar to sovereigns” and so is not protected by the Federal Sovereign Immunities Act, Judge Blanche M. Manning of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois said in an...
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