AARP, the lobby for older people, says a poll last month of Arkansas registered voters found 81 percent approval of bipartisan Senate legislation aimed at reversing a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that made it more difficult to sue over age discrimination in the workplace.
Support cut across all voter sectors, the AARP said.
The Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act would correct a 5-4 2009 Supreme Court decision, Gross v. FBL Financial Services. It made it more difficult to prove claims of bias based on age. The act would restore the standard previously in place.