10th Circ. Tosses Boeing, Spirit Worker Age Bias Suit

Law360, New York (August 27, 2012, 7:38 PM EDT) -- The Tenth Circuit on Monday rejected a bid to revive an age discrimination suit by a proposed class of employees accusing The Boeing Co. and Spirit AeroSystems Inc. of illegally terminating older workers, finding the workers had failed to demonstrate a pattern of discrimination.

In a unanimous, published opinion, the appeals court upheld a Kansas federal judge’s grant of summary judgment to Boeing and Spirit, saying the employees’ evidence showed only “isolated or sporadic instances of age discrimination.”

While the employees provided evidence that discrimination occurred...
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