A man who lost a case accusing the Kansas City Chiefs’ organization of age discrimination asks the Missouri Supreme Court today to revive his lawsuit.
Steve Cox says when the Chiefs let him go in 2010 after 12 years in the club’s stadium operations department, it was one of numerous terminations of employees who were over the age of 40. He says Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt and then-executive director Scott Pioli both made remarks indicating they wanted to go from older staff to younger.
A trial court threw out those comments by Hunt and Pioli and statements by several other people regarding terminations and possible discrimination, and Cox lost his case. Cox says that evidence shouldn’t have been thrown out and he’s asking the Supreme Court to order that he receive a new trial. The Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and the Kansas City and St. Louis chapters of the National Employment Lawyers Association support his argument.
After the arguments are heard today, the court could issue a ruling at any time.