The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently affirmed a lower court decision rejecting an employee's age discrimination claim arising out of a reduction in force ("RIF"). In Geiger v. Tower Automotive, No. 08-1314, 2009 WL 2836538 (6th Cir. September 4, 2009), a 62-year old former employee of Tower Automotive ("Tower") brought claims of age discrimination under the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act ("ADEA") and a Michigan state civil rights statute. In upholding the lower court decision, the Sixth Circuit reaffirmed its approach to analyzing age discrimination claims based on circumstantial evidence, including the application of a heightened standard of proof when such claims arise out of reductions in force.
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