• Stray remarks may show that decision-maker was motivated by assumptions or attitudes related to age
  • March 5, 2007
  • Law Firm: Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. - Pittsburgh Office
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) does not include a blanket prohibition on the making of adverse employment decisions based upon an employee's loss of faculties through the process of aging. Instead, the Act requires employers to treat each case on its merits, without any assumption that age brings with it the certainty of loss or deterioration of employment-related skills. Such assumptions may be indicated by the actions of or, in some cases, the "stray remarks" of individuals in decision-making positions