Latest Age discrimination News

Federal COVID shot opt-out not as clear as Democrats claim

Nov. 08, 2021 15:03 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Lawsuits against Illinois over required COVID-19 vaccination were accumulating and the reason was clear: the legal claims leverage of the state's Health Care Right of Conscience Act in stating religious objections to the shot and in appealing sanctions, including...

State says disabled not entitled to reasonable accommodation

Nov. 04, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge is weighing whether a medical facility violated the state’s equal accommodation law by refusing to complete a sports physical for a boy with Down syndrome who wanted to compete in Special Olympics. The judge heard arguments Thursday...

OR court: Illegal to deny gun sales to people 18 and 20

Oct. 15, 2021 10:09 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court’s decision to throw out an age discrimination lawsuit against a gun retailer, declaring it illegal to deny gun sales to buyers between the ages of 18 and 20. Brandy Dalbeck filed a $10,000...

Wichita passes ordinance aimed at banning discrimination

Oct. 12, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Wichita City Council passed on Tuesday an ordinance aimed at banning discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations. After four months of delays, the council voted 6-1 to approve the measure, the Wichita Eagle reported. Council...

NJ law scraps ability not to hire, promote workers over 70

Oct. 05, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey eliminated a carve-out Tuesday in its law against discrimination that permitted employers not to hire or promote workers who are 70 or older. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed the legislation into law, saying “discrimination of any...

South Dakota lawmakers question Noem's meeting with daughter

Sep. 29, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Republican and Democratic legislators alike said Wednesday that they want more details from Gov. Kristi Noem’s administration about a meeting last year that included the governor, her daughter and state employees overseeing an agency that had moved to...

As daughter sought state license, Noem summoned agency head

Sep. 27, 2021 21:10 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Just days after a South Dakota agency moved to deny her daughter's application to become a certified real estate appraiser, Gov. Kristi Noem summoned to her office the state employee who ran the agency, the woman's direct supervisor and the state labor secretary. ...

Civil rights complaint targets Idaho health care rationing

Sep. 24, 2021 17:03 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An advocacy group for older adults has filed a civil rights complaint against Idaho over the state's “crisis standards of care” guidelines for hospitals that are overwhelmed by patients amid the coronavirus pandemic. The group Justice in Aging...