Inman v. Klockner Pentaplast of America, Inc.
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Euphemisms for age such as “young” and “energetic” may be actionable under the ADEA.
Summary of Filed Complaint
TELG client Dean Inman alleged that he was terminated because of his age
What Happened in Court
The Fourth Circuit reversed and remanded the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Klockner Pentaplast of America, Inc. The Fourth Circuit held that Inman presented evidence to create a question of fact for a jury about whether Inman was meeting Klockner’s legitimate expectation and that Klockner’s proffered reasons for termination were pretextual. Inman also presented evidence that his age was the actual reason for his termination.