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San Francisco Must Face Age Bias Suit Over Disability Retirement

November 02, 2019

A former employee wasn’t too late with her proposed class lawsuit alleging age discrimination in the way San Francisco calculates the benefits paid to workers who retire early due to disability, the California Court of Appeal ruled.

Joyce Carroll’s time to file a mandatory pre-suit bias charge with state authorities didn’t forever expire one year after she began drawing disability retirement pension in 2000, the court said Oct. 31 in an apparent case of first impression. The one-year window reopened each time Carroll received a disability retirement check from San Francisco. The charge Carroll filed in 2017, after she says…

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