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Case Name AFGE TSA Local 1 v. Loy EE-DC-0045
Docket / Court 103 CV 01 719 (CKK) ( D.D.C. )
State/Territory District of Columbia
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Case Summary
On August 13, 2003, employees of the Transportation Security Administration ("TSA") filed a lawsuit against their employer in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The plaintiffs alleged age discrimination in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and ... read more >
On August 13, 2003, employees of the Transportation Security Administration ("TSA") filed a lawsuit against their employer in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The plaintiffs alleged age discrimination in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and asked the court to restore them to their old positions, with back pay, benefits, and interest. Specifically, the plaintiffs contended that TSA, when laying off employees, had discriminated against older employees who should have had veteran status.

On August 21, 2006, the court (Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly) denied the plaintiffs' motion for class certification. AFGE TSA Local v. Hawley, 481 F. Supp.2d 72 (D.D.C. 2006). According to the PACER docket, on October 17, 2006, the court (Judge Kollar-Kotelly) approved the defendant's motion to transfer the case to the Northern District of New York. In New York, the case was dismissed by stipulation.

Andrew Kline - 05/07/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Male
Discrimination-area
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discrimination-basis
Age discrimination
General
Pattern or Practice
Retaliation
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. ยงยง 621 et seq.
Defendant(s) Transportation Security Administration
Plaintiff Description American Federation of Government Employees TSA Local I (a union of airport security screeners) and several individual airport security screeners
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Unknown
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Unknown
Source of Relief Unknown
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2006
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Megacases, Diversity, and the Elusive Goal of Workplace Reform
Written: Mar. 01, 2008
By: Nancy Levit (University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law)
Citation: 49 B.C. L. Rev. 367 (2008)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Second Generation Employment Discrimination: A Structural Approach
By: Susan Sturm (Columbia Law School)
Citation: 101 Colum. L. Rev. 458 (2001)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
1:03-cv-01719 (D.D.C.) 11/07/2006
EE-DC-0045-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
5:06-cv-01338-NAM-GHL (N.D.N.Y.) 12/06/2007
EE-DC-0045-9001.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 08/13/2003
EE-DC-0045-0001.pdf | Detail
Opinion 08/21/2006 (481 F.Supp.2d 72) (D.D.C.)
EE-DC-0045-0002.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Judges Kollar-Kotelly, Colleen (D.D.C., FISC)
EE-DC-0045-0002 | EE-DC-0045-9000
Lowe, George H (N.D.N.Y.) [Magistrate]
EE-DC-0045-9001
Mordue, Norman A. (N.D.N.Y.)
EE-DC-0045-9001
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Bergeron, Matthew (New York)
EE-DC-0045-9001
Frieder, Gony (District of Columbia)
EE-DC-0045-0001 | EE-DC-0045-0002 | EE-DC-0045-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Demske, Susan Marie (District of Columbia)
EE-DC-0045-9000
Kaplan, Samuel C. (District of Columbia)
EE-DC-0045-0002 | EE-DC-0045-9000
Larkin, William F. (New York)
EE-DC-0045-9001
Other Lawyers None on record

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