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A federal judge has ruled that Allstate discriminated against agents over the age of 40 and granted a trial to determine if its actions fall under an exemption to federal law.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said that Judge E. Richard Webber, sitting in the U.S. District Court in St. Louis, granted the EEOC’s motion for summary judgment against Allstate. A request for comment on the decision from Allstate was not returned.

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