Rolling trouble: Runaway truck leads to ADEA case
Abstract: Many lawsuits spring from alleged unlawful termination. But this article looks at one case in which the court considered whether an employer had violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) when it wouldn’t reinstate a driver after an accident. This case wasn’t about the driver’s termination, which both parties agreed was based on a legitimate disciplinary policy. Rather, the case focused on the allegedly discriminatory refusal to reinstate the plaintiff as other, younger employees had been after being fired for the same or similar conduct.