9th Circuit: ADEA Provision Doesn’t Bar 1st Amendment Retaliation Claim

(August 9, 2016, 12:59 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — The retaliation provision in the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) does not preclude a First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution retaliation claim, a divided Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled Aug. 5, reinstating claims by a former Arizona city employee who alleges that he was improperly terminated after agreeing to testify on behalf of another city employee suing for age discrimination (Ronnie D. Stilwell, et al. v. City of Williams, et al., No. 14-15540, 9th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 14430)....

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