U.S. Supreme Court says FedEx employees can sue over age bias - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

U.S. Supreme Court says FedEx employees can sue over age bias

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has decided that employees who claim job discrimination should not suffer because of mistakes made by the federal agency charged with investigating their allegations.

The 7-2 ruling allows an age discrimination lawsuit to proceed against Memphis, Tenn.-based FedEx Corp.

The majority opinion by Justice Anthony Kennedy is critical of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which failed to notify FedEx that 14 employees had filed a complaint. Companies must be told about complaints before discrimination lawsuits can be filed.

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