Decision in Minnesota Proves that Age Discrimination Claims Can be Won

February 9, 2015 Discrimination

A story out of Eveleth, MN today discusses a 52 year old police Lieutenant who was passed over for a promotion to Chief.  Instead, candidates 8 years younger than him were considered and chosen.  While this is a victory for the Plaintiff, it does show the very high standard that is required of non-selection cases: the Lieutenant occupied his position (which was second only to the Chief) since 1998, and was recommended for the job by the outgoing Chief himself.  Even then, the Lieutenant had to appeal an unfavorable decision to federal court.

It’s a high bar to pass in order to win a non-selection case, but it certainly can be done.  More info from KBJR News.