In an Age Discrimination in Employment Act action regarding a statement by a third party retained by defendant that plaintiff was too old for the position at issue, summary judgment for defendant is reversed where an employer may be held liable for discrimination by third parties, including independent contractors, that the employer authorizes to make hiring decisions on its behalf.
Argued: August 4, 2009
Decided: September 10, 2009
Michael Halpert, New York, NY
Louis R. Satriale, Jr., Gehring, Tatman & Satriale, LLC, New York, NY