The Supreme Court has ruled that younger workers can't claim reverse discrimination when older colleagues get preferential treatment. The issue was brought to the Court when workers in their 40s sued their company for offering benefits only to employees ages 50 and older. They brought their suit using the 1967 Age Discrimination in Employment Act, which forbids age discrimination against any worker 40 or older. The Court ruled that the act was not meant to stop the favoring of older workers over younger ones.
See Tribune news services, Chicago Tribune, February 24, 2004