Split 11th Circuit Panel Reinstates Job Applicant’s Age Bias Claims

(December 10, 2015, 11:45 AM EST) -- ATLANTA — A failed job applicant may proceed with his claims, even those filed more than 180 days after the incident, that he was not hired due to his age, a divided 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled Nov. 30, reversing a trial court’s decision that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) does not allow job applicants to bring disparate impact claims (Richard M. Villarreal, et al. v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, et al., No. 15-10602, 11th Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 20718)....
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