A 54-year-old supervisor'sduties were handed to a 48-year-old employee. The supervisor sued under the Age Discrimina-tion in Employment Act. A federal appeals court tossed out the case. Reason: The employee wasn't replaced by a "significantly younger" person. To help other courts decide this issue, the court reviewed more than 60 cases to set a standard on what constitutes a significant age difference: "In the absence of direct evidence that the employer considered age to be significant, an age difference of six years or less between an employee and a replacement is not significant." (Grosjean v. First Energy Corp., No. 02-3361, 6th Cir., 2003)
- Court: Lewis gave up police job when he ran for Tampa mayor
- Retain low-wage employees without busting your budget
- How do you define specific and measurable performance goals for administrative support personnel?
- 11 keyboard shortcuts: Work faster, smarter
- You sometimes can boost benefits during union election