Court: Age Discrimination Unproven in Boeing Sale [USA]

Author: Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press , Published on: 27 August 2012

A federal appeals court ruled...that former employees of The Boeing...failed to demonstrate a pattern of age discrimination in the wake of the 2005 sale of its commercial aircraft business in Kansas and Oklahoma. Ninety former Boeing workers sued in December 2005 claiming they lost their jobs because of their age when the...aerospace manufacturer sold operations in Wichita, Tulsa, Okla., and McAlester, Okla., to Onex..."Although the Employees have provided evidence that discrimination occurred during Boeing's divestiture of the Division, we agree with the district court that the Employees cannot prove a pattern or practice of age discrimination," the appeals court wrote. [also refers to Spirit AeroSystems]

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