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Mount Lemmon Fire District v. Guido

Mount Lemmon Fire District v. Guido

Following the approach long endorsed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Ninth Circuit held that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) governs the employment practices of states and their political subdivisions, regardless of size. This approach differs, however, from four other courts of appeal, which have held that the ADEA’s exclusion of small employers (defined as employers with fewer than 20 employees) applies not only to private companies, but also to state agencies and political subdivisions.