Mealey's Labor & Employment - 5th Circuit Upholds City's Right To Terminate Police Officers When They Turn 65

Mealey's Labor & Employment - 5th Circuit Upholds City's Right To Terminate Police Officers When They Turn 65

NEW ORLEANS - An assistant police chief whose employment was terminated when he turned 65 pursuant to a mandatory city ordinance failed to prove discriminatory intent on the part of his employer, the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled July 17 (Nary Smith v. City of St. Martinville, No. 13-31233, 5th Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 13697).

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