TITLE

CORPORATE REORGANIZATIONS, JOB LAYOFFS, AND AGE DISCRIMINATION: HAS SMITH V. CITY OF JACKSON SUBSTANTIALLY EXPANDED THE RIGHTS OF OLDER WORKERS UNDER THE ADEA?

AUTHOR(S)
Alaka, Aída M.
PUB. DATE
November 2006
SOURCE
Albany Law Review;2006, Vol. 70 Issue 1, p143
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines the extent to which employee rights have expanded as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court's analysis of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) in the case Smith versus City of Jackson. It recalls the history of the disparate-impact theory of recovery under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and ADEA. It analyzes the impact of the case on the rights of older workers who may lose their jobs or be otherwise affected by employer cost-cutting practices.
ACCESSION #
23874838

 

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