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Sixth Circuit Won’t Rehear Bank Age Bias Case Backed by EEOC

April 29, 2021, 7:47 PM

The full Sixth Circuit denied a request to reconsider a decision that the EEOC and other worker advocates say could raise more hurdles for older workers to prove age discrimination.

Former Ohio bank teller Melanie Pelcha failed to convince a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in January that age was the “sole cause” of her termination.

The ruling prompted the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, AARP, and the National Employment Lawyers Association to urge the full appeals court to rehear the case and clarify the standard for proving bias under the Age Discrimination ...