A federal appeals court has overturned a lower court ruling and reinstated an age discrimination case filed by a former college math instructor, stating that she met all the criteria for conducting her trial under the Federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act. -Chin Chen accused Santa Monica Community College District of age discrimination, wrongful dismissal and retaliation after she was fired in December 2016 from her job as a part-time instructor at Santa Monica College & # 39 ;s Mathematics Department, according to legal proceedings in Ching Chin Chen v Santa Monica College District.
Ms. Chen was terminated after receiving a negative performance appraisal, according to the September 201
"The district court properly dismissed Chen's retaliation claim because Chen failed to assert facts sufficient to state an immediate case of retaliation," the court said in a brief statement.
"However, Chen claimed that she was at least forty years old, performed her job satisfactorily, was released and replaced by significantly younger employees with less experience.
" These allegations are sufficient to state a probable claim of discrimination "according to ADEA, said decision, in reversing the lower court's decision and reconsidering the case for further negotiation.
The university's lawyer could not be reached for comment.
In June, Pasadena, California-based Jet Propulsion Laboratory, agreed to pay $ 10 million to resolve a indictment against age discrimination filed by the U.S. Gender Equality Commission, the agency said Wednesday.