Thursday, May 6, 2010

Washington’s Next Acronym?: POWADA—the Gross v. FBL Financial Services, Inc. Override

Yesterday, the House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions held a hearing on the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act (POWADA). This proposed legislation is designed to reverse the Supreme Court’s holding in Gross that claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act must be established under a “but-for” causation model, not a “motivating factor” model. To access the bill and the hearing’s prepared statements, click here. See our previous posts regarding Gross here, here, here, and here, and my paper on Gross here.

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