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H.R.2852: Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about labor and employment
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Sponsor George Miller, D-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 30 (All Democrats)
Introduced July 30, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 13, 2013
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Bill Summary

Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act - Amends the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 to specify that an unlawful employment practice is established when the complaining party demonstrates that age or participation in investigations, proceedings, or litigation under such Act was a motivating factor for any practice, even though other factors also motivated the practice (thereby allowing what are commonly known as "mixed motive" claims).

Permits a complaining party to rely on any type or form of admissible evidence, which need only be sufficient for a reasonable trier of fact to find that an unlawful practice occurred. Declares that a complaining party shall not be required to demonstrate that age or retaliation was the sole cause of a practice (thereby rejecting the Supreme Court decision in Gross v. FBL Financial Services, Inc., which requires a complainant to prove that age was the "but-for" cause for the employer's decision).

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(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 13, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections.
July 30, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.