Employers Gain New Protection from Federal "Reverse Discrimination" Age Claims

Labor News: "Reverse Discrimination" Age Claims

March 2004
Employers Gain New Protection from Federal (Not State) "Reverse Discrimination" Age Claims (David J. Houston): Can a 40-year-old successfully claim age discrimination because the employer refuses her a benefit which it provides to a 50-year-old worker? For Michigan employers, the answer likely depends on whether the plaintiff brings suit under the Federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) or Michigan's Elliott Larsen Civil Rights Act (ELCRA).