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Date: 11-22-2023

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Darrell Frazier v. SCI Kentucky Funeral Services, Inc., d/b/a Blue Grass Memorial Gardens

Case Number: 5:22-cv-00315

Judge: Danny C. Reeves

Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky (Fayette County)

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Defendant's Attorney: Lexy gross Holland and Michelle DeAnn Wyrick

Description: Lexington, Kentucky civil rights lawyer represented the Plaintiff who sued the Defendant on a 29:621 Job Discrimination (Age) theory.

"The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) is a federal law that prohibits employment discrimination against individuals who are 40 years of age or older. It was enacted in 1967 as an amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Here is a summary of the key provisions of the ADEA:

Prohibition of Discrimination

The ADEA prohibits employers from discriminating against employees or applicants on the basis of age in all aspects of employment, including hiring, firing, promotion, compensation, benefits, and training.

Exceptions to the Prohibition

There are a few exceptions to the ADEA's prohibition against age discrimination, such as:

Bona fide occupational qualifications (BFOQs): Employers may establish BFOQs that require certain age limitations for particular jobs if those limitations are reasonably necessary for the normal operation of the business or for the protection of public safety.

Seniority systems and bona fide retirement plans: Employers may implement seniority systems and bona fide retirement plans that provide for preferential treatment of older workers without violating the ADEA.

Enforcement of the ADEA

The ADEA is enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC investigates charges of age discrimination and, if it finds that discrimination has occurred, it may take action to enforce the law, including filing a lawsuit in federal court.

Remedies for ADEA Violations

If an individual is successful in proving a claim for age discrimination under the ADEA, they may be entitled to a number of remedies, including:

Back pay: Back pay is the wages that an individual would have earned if they had not been discriminated against.

Liquidated damages: Liquidated damages are an amount of money equal to the back pay amount.

Injunctive relief: Injunctive relief is a court order that prohibits the defendant from continuing to discriminate against the individual.

Attorneys' fees: The employee may be entitled to attorneys' fees if they win their case.


The ADEA is a vital law that protects the rights of millions of older workers. It has helped to create a more fair and equitable workplace for all. If you believe that you have been discriminated against under the ADEA, you should take action to protect your rights."

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Outcome: Settled for an undisclosed sum and dismissed with prejudice.

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