5th Cir. says that making ageist comments to employees is no evidence of discrimination -- again!

05 Jul 2018

Gonzales v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 12646 (5th Cir. 2018) (unpublished). The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals states that if your supervisors tells you that you reminded him of his elderly, deceased mother is not evidence of age discrimination.  This is in a long line of cases where the 5th Cir, despite the US Supreme Courts rejection keeps claiming anything said to a fired employee about their age is just an isolated comment and evidence of discrimination.  Its unfortunate that the 5th Cir. will not protect older Americans against discrimination and goes out of its way to let employers get away with age discrimination. This is why it is so important to have the President of the US appoint fair judges to both employees and employers; today the deck is stacked against employees in favor of employers.  It is very sad.


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