The starting point for any age discrimination claim is that the Supreme Court clarified/changed the law in 2009 with a case named Gross v. FBL Fin. Servs., Inc., 557 U.S. 167, 175, 129 S. Ct. 2343, 2350, 174 L. Ed. 2d 119 (2009). Briefly, the Supreme Court told everyone that in order to prove age discrimination, a claimant must show that age was the "but-for" cause of the complained of discrimination. Stopping here, “but for,” however, does not mean sole cause, and a seasoned lawyer knows that even in age discrimination cases, the client does not have to prove that age was the sole cause for the discrimination. The matter is much more complicated. Call our Civil and Human Rights attorneys today for a free consultation. Derechos Humanos means “human rights,” and that’s what we stand for across a spectrum of deliberate and unfortunate wrongs that occur to people every day.