• Law Alert
  • April 15, 2005 | Authors: Bryce A. Bares; Robert W. Edmund; Brian D. Hall; John M. Stephen; Charles C. Warner
  • Law Firm: Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP - Columbus Office
  • In Smith v. City of Jackson, decided March 30, 2005, the United States Supreme Court ruled that employees may bring age discrimination claims against employers if the employer's policy has a disparate impact on a certain age group. The Court also determined, however, that employers will have a valid defense if they can articulate reasonable business justifications for their policy other than age.