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Karlo v. Pittsburgh Glass Works, LLC, Age Discrimination in Employment

In a major decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has held in Karlo v. Pittsburgh Glass Works, LLC, that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act does not permit the victim of a discriminatory policy to be told he has not been wronged because other persons aged 40 or older were preferred. In short, an employer cannot adopt policies that have a profound disparate impact on workers over age 50 or 55, so long as younger individuals within the protected class received sufficiently favorable treatment.