On September 24, 2019 NWLC co-led an amicus brief along with AARP before the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the woman plaintiff and her age discrimination and retaliation claim in Noris Babb v. Robert Wilkie, Secretary of Veterans Affairs.  

The issue at stake in the plaintiff’s appeal from the 11th Circuit decision is whether the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, which provides that personnel actions affecting federal agency employees age 40 years or older shall be made free from any “discrimination based on age” means just that — that age in fact cannot play any role in federal government’s decisions when it comes to federal workers.  NWLC is in solidarity with women workers, including ones over 40 and those in the federal government, which notably, is charged to be a model workplace under our nation’s civil rights laws.