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Brown-Forman's age-discrimination case sent back to lower court

David A. Mann
Brown-Forman's age-discrimination case sent back to lower court

Jefferson Circuit Court was too quick to dismiss an age-discrimination case against Louisville-based Brown-Forman Corp., the Kentucky Court of Appeals has ruled in an opinion earlier this week. The case is being remanded back to the trial court where Brown-Forman Corp., maker of Jack Daniel's, Woodford Reserve and other liquor brands, will again have to defend itself against the claim. The case in question is Cynthia Williams v. Brown-Forman Corp. Williams was fired from the company in January 2016 and sued several months later, alleging age discrimination and retaliation in violation of the Kentucky Civil Rights Act.