West Headnote of the Day – May 14, 2010

May 14, 2010

West's Key 78 Civil Rights
West's Key 78II Employment Practices
West's Key 78k1199 Age Discrimination
West's Key 78k1204 k. Discharge or Layoff.

78 Civil RightsChoosing to terminate someone on the basis of old age is impermissible; choosing to let someone go because they have an obsolete skill set, on the other hand, is completely kosher.
Martino v. MCI Communications Services, Inc., 574 F.3d 447 (7th Cir. 2009)