Retirement Incentives Violated ADEA: 8th Circ.

Law360, New York (August 10, 2011, 4:56 PM EDT) -- The Eighth Circuit ruled Wednesday that an early retirement incentive plan that reduced benefits to a putative class of Minnesota Department of Corrections employees older than 55 violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

Affirming a Minnesota court's ruling of summary judgment, the appeals court concluded that the Minnesota Law Enforcement Association's retirement plan arbitrarily discriminated against older employees on the basis of age.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued in September 2008 on behalf of a putative class of individuals alleging that from 1995...
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