Wal-Mart Prevails On Age Discrimination Claims In 6th Circ.

Law360, New York (September 9, 2016, 6:11 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit on Friday upheld Wal-Mart’s win in a lawsuit brought by a former employee who accused the big-box retailer of discrimination, finding the worker failed to prove that age played a factor in her 2013 firing.

In a published decision, the appeals court said Reva Richardson lacked direct evidence showing that she was fired because of her age. Richardson was 62 when she was terminated from a store in Lansing, Mich.

A three judge panel for the Sixth Circuit also found Richardson failed to establish that Wal-Mart’s stated reason for firing her -- a history of disciplinary warnings --...

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