Jeff Matura and Amanda Taylor File Petition to United States Supreme Court to Enforce Age Discrimination in Employment Act
Attorneys Jeff Matura and Amanda Taylor filed a petition to the United States Supreme Court to request that it enforce the language of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”).
Mr. Matura and Ms. Taylor represent an Arizona public entity. Two former employers filed a lawsuit against this public entity and allege that it wrongfully terminated them due to their age in violation of the ADEA. The federal trial court dismissed their lawsuit and agreed with Mr. Matura and Ms. Taylor that the ADEA does not apply because the public body has less than 20 employees. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the trial court’s decision and held that the 20-employee requirement does not apply to public entities.
The Ninth Circuit’s decision is contrary to every other appellate court that has reviewed the issue. Mr. Matura and Ms. Taylor therefore petitioned the United States Supreme Court to request that it reverse the Ninth Circuit and apply the ADEA’s 20-employee requirement to all employers, including public entities.
If you have questions about this petition, the ADEA, or other issues involving public entities, please contact Mr. Matura.
You can read the full petition here and below.