West Headnote of the Day – October 6, 2010

October 6, 2010

West's Key 78 Civil Rights
West's Key 78II Employment Practices
West's Key 78k1199 Age Discrimination
West's Key 78k1209 k. Motive or Intent; Pretext.

78 Civil RightsNewspaper owner’s failure to allow reporter to cover fashion shows did not demonstrate age-based animus for purposes of ADEA, since, given employee’s acknowledged penchant for old-fashioned clothing and hairstyles, it was plausible to attribute owner’s decision to fact that employee was insufficiently attuned to current fashions.
Gonzalez v. El Dia, Inc., 304 F.3d 63 (1st Cir. 2002)