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Zurich American Insurance Worker Gets Trial on Age Bias Claims

Feb. 4, 2021, 8:03 PM

Zurich American Insurance Co. was unable to get a fired employee’s age discrimination claims dropped, as a federal court in California said enough evidence had been presented to put before a jury his allegations that the company’s stated reason for firing him was a pretext.

Howard Davis worked for Zurich for more than 30 years, most recently in claims support. He was terminated at age 58.

Davis may go to trial on his age discrimination claims under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California said Wednesday. But it granted the...

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