Former computer-systems salesman short-circuited in age discrimination lawsuit

Computer-systems salesman Frank Woodward lost his job when his employer determined that slow sales to his number-one client made the size of the sales team unjustifiable. When he filed a lawsuit for age discrimination, the court shut down his attempts to get information about most of his former employer's officers and managers, and eventually dismissed his entire case. Woodward's lawsuit illustrates how the type of claim being brought shapes the discovery process (i.e., pretrial fact-finding) and the deference courts show to legitimate business decisions. Read More...