I need some help finding relevant case-law on a project. I need to find case law (both State and Federal), statutes (both State and Federal), and recent newspaper and journal articles relating to a fact pattern below. The state I need to find case law for is Missouri.
In the end I (not you) will be writing a memorandum using this case law. My issue is that I never seem to be on point with the legal "issue." God knows, but I seem to stray around the edges.
The fact pattern I need to approach (and your help approaching to find relevant material - at least three cases along with Federal and Missouri Statutes) is:
XXX Company promoted Jason, a 35 year old employee, to a position as foreman while passing over David, a 60 year old employee. Jason has been with the Company only two years but according to the immediate supervisor, "is going places in this Company". David has been with the company for 15 years with excellent evaluations. When David applied for the job, his supervisor told him he was too old for the job and he preferred a younger man who would be in the job for "more than just a couple of years". David is now threatening suit.
1. Missouri Age Discrimination Law
"Under the Missouri Human Rights Act individuals who are between the ages of 40 and 70 years are protected against employment discrimination based on age. Both employees and applicants are protected under the Missouri Human Rights Act, which makes it unlawful to discriminate in any term of employment including hiring, firing, promotion, termination, compensation, job assignments and training".
Source: Porter, Evan M., 2010. Age Discrimination. Retrieved from <http://employment-law-firm.com/employment-discrimination/age-discrimination.html> on September 7, 2011.
Attached file: Age Discrimination-Missouri.Docx
2. "The Missouri Human Rights Act (the Act) makes it illegal to discriminate in any aspect of employment because of an ...
This solution looks at age discrimination cases in the the State of Missouri. A discussion of the issue is enhance with the attached PDF and other files.