November 13, 2013

Replacement of a 55-year-old Webmaster by a younger “web guru” in course of a business reorganization did not constitute a violation of the ADEA


Replacement of a 55-year-old Webmaster by a younger “web guru” in course of a business reorganization did not constitute a violation of the ADEA
Source: Employment Law Daily - a Wolters Kluwer publication
Decision summarized by Majorie Johnson, J.D.

A 55-year-old website coordinator who was laid off during a restructuring in which his employer adopted a web-based multimedia marketing model, and hired a younger “web guru” to rebuild the website with the latest technology, could not advance his ADEA and state law claims of age bias, a federal district court in New York ruled. Dismissing the employee’s pro se claims on summary judgment, the court held that the disparity in age between him and his “replacement,” standing alone, was insufficient to prove age discrimination.

The full text of Ms. Johnson’s article is posted on the Internet at:
http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/news/no-age-bias-when-55-year-old-webmaster-replaced-by-younger-web-guru-in-restructuring-failed-to-advance-age-bias-claims/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+CCH-Workday+%28WKL%26B+WorkDay%29
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