Why is “choice” in matters of one’s personal health suddenly a bad thing?
NYS Entity Status
NYS Filing Date
AUGUST 01, 2013
NYS DOS ID#
NYS Entity Type
FOREIGN LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
2013 - GREAT COURT INSURANCE AGENCY LLC
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By Elizabeth Olson - Wednesday Aug 9, 2017
“They walked us out, and wouldn’t let us go back and say goodbye,” said a fellow worker, Debra Hatcher, 57, then a manufacturing operations analyst.Spirit AeroSystems is an important supplier for Boeing, its biggest customer, and rival Airbus, chalking up nearly $1.7 billion in revenue in the first quarter of this year.Spirit, which has 11,000 employees in Wichita and operations in Europe and Asia, said layoffs among its salaried employees and managers were necessary to remain competitive.The lawsuit was cleared first by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which must decide the validity of any claim of age or disability discrimination before it can proceed.Nearly 21,000 age discrimination complaints were filed in 2016 with the commission, up from 20,144 in 2015, though down slightly from a high of almost 25,000 in 2009 during the financial crisis, when huge numbers of jobs were eliminated.In recent years, the number of filings has hovered in the 21,000 range, and age discrimination accounts for nearly a quarter of the overall complaints filed with the agency, which also pursues charges of discrimination against a job applicant or employee on the basis of a person’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or genetic information.Yet, even as the workforce has a large number of older employees, one of the principal tools to fight such discrimination, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act — which Congress passed a half-century ago — may not be up to the task, said Laurie A. McCann, a lawyer with AARP Foundation Litigation, which is providing legal counsel to the Wichita plaintiffs.In a case brought by an insurance executive, Jack Gross, who was among a dozen employees who were demoted, the court overturned an initial ruling favorable to him and imposed a tougher legal standard.Many discrimination cases never reach the courtroom because they are settled voluntarily, said Victoria Lipnic, acting chairwoman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which in 2016 recovered just under $350 million for discrimination victims through mediation, conciliation and settlements.People who work in states like California and New Jersey, which have strong antidiscrimination laws, may fare better complaining to state employment fairness agencies than relying on federal agencies or courts.“Employers have a great deal of freedom to decide how layoffs occur,” said Lisa Klerman, a law professor at the USC Gould School of Law, and a mediator in employment disputes.