The U.S. Supreme Court decided that the ADEA “does not mean to stop an employer from favoring an older employee over a younger one.’ Editor’s Note: Employers are now permitted to encourage older workers to accept exit packages by providing better packages for older workers. Some supervisors are likely to push some older workers to accept these packages; such coercion will likely result in more age discrimination cases. Supervisors must be trained how to talk with employees about exit packages in order to avoid such claims. Contact IET at 888-HR-TRAIN to discuss this further.