'Mixed Motive' In Exec's Insult Can't Sink EEOC Age Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (September 3, 2013, 3:26 PM EDT) -- An Oklahoma federal court refused to toss a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission case where an executive allegedly admitted firing a woman for being “old and ugly,” ruling that while a jury could find both digs to be age-based, age did not have to be the sole reason for her firing.

Workers suing under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act  don't have to show that age is the only reason for an employment decision they challenge, U.S. District Judge John E. Dowdell said in an Aug....
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