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Tyson Chicken Plant Worker Lacks Proof Age Prompted Termination

Aug. 6, 2020, 8:34 PM

A woman fired at age 59 from her parts-room attendant position at a Tyson Chicken Inc. processing facility in Alabama lacked evidence of age discrimination, a federal judge ruled.

None of the ageist comments Loretta Marrie allegedly experienced amounted to direct evidence because they weren’t uttered by anyone who made the termination decision, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama said Wednesday.

Marriealso failed to establish a prima facie case of age bias through circumstantial proof because she lacked evidence she was replaced by someone outside the protected class or someone substantially younger than herself, the court ...

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