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Case: Discrimination/Discharge (6th Cir.)

Jan. 13, 2021, 10:06 PM

A federal district court in Ohio didn’t err in granting summary judgment to a holding company of a bank on a bank teller’s claim that she was fired because of her age, instead of for insubordination after she refused to submit a written request for time off. The Sixth Circuit reasoned that the decision-maker’s alleged ageist comments—including that an employees in her 80s had a “limited shelf life"—were isolated remarks that occurred at least six months prior to her discharge and weren’t made in relation to her termination, she admitted that she refused to fill out the written request, the...

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