5th Circ. OKs Hostile Workplace Claims Under ADEA

Law360, New York (September 12, 2011, 5:23 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit on Monday ruled that plaintiffs may bring hostile work environment claims based on age discrimination under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, reviving a 65-year-old car salesman's suit against a Chevrolet dealership.

The appeals court ruled for the first time that a claim for hostile work environment under the ADEA was viable in the circuit. The court held that a plaintiff can advance such a claim by establishing that he was over the age of 40, that he was subjected to...
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